Anna's Hoeve

Amusement park in the Netherlands

Anna's Hoeve
Hilversum, Noord Holland, Netherlands
Status Defunct
Operated ≤ 1961 to ≥ 1979

Anna's Hoeve (Dutch for Anna's Barn) was an amusement park in the Netherlands.


The name "Anna's Hoeve" was given to a house whose construction started in 1844. The owner of the land, Gerardus Vrolik, named it after his second wife Anna van Swinden. This was destroyed by fire and rebuilt in the late 19th century.[1]

In 1950, the site was acquired by E. Kreekel.[2] who also owned Julianatoren and Amusementspark Tivoli. The amusement park was opened in the early 1950s.

The "Anna's Hoeve" restaurant was destroyed by fire on 1 March 1972 but subsequently rebuilt. It again burnt down on 15 August 2005.[3] The site still exists as a nature reserve, and a Scout Hut was built where the restaurant once stood.

Past coasters

Class Name Manufacturer Type Opened Closed Relocated
Roller Achtbaan Zierer Family ≥ 1974 ≥ 1979 Särkänniemi Amusement Park
Roller Unknown Unknown Family ≤ 1961 ≥ 1967 Unknown

Past attractions

The ride names written in Italic are not the official names, but mere placeholders until the real ones are discovered.

Name Manufacturer Type Opened Closed Fate
Botsauto's Ihle Dodgems 1979 or later Unknown
Chair-O-Plane Chair-O-Plane Unknown
Draaimolen Carrousel Unknown
Jets Jets 1979 or later Unknown
Old Timers Track Ride 1979 or later Unknown
Onderwaterland Tracked Dark Ride eventually ended up at Vluchtheuvel
Railway Miniature Railway Unknown
Reuzenrad Ferris Wheel Unknown
Sky Wheels Samuel Butler Sky Wheels 1977 Unknown Unknown
Sprookjesvaart Scenic Boat Ride 1963 or earlier 1979 or later Unknown, trough remains standing


  1. "Historie". Almansweide: Samen Duurzaam Wonen Hilversum. 
  2. "Anna's Hoeve wordt uitgebreid", De Gooi- en Eemlander.
  3. "Nieuwe Sint Anna's Hoeve te Hilversum". MartintB - Urban Exploring. 

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