Thursday, August 20, 2009

Het Spookslot

Why yes, I am speaking a different language today but there's good reason for it. Some time ago in my many web wanderings I came across Erikde Vries photo album with the most spectacular haunt pics. Why did I wait so long to share it? I'm selfish. [hangs head in shame]

Het Spookslot is the main show of the Haunted Castle ride in the Dutch theme park Efteling. From what I can gather it is a ten minute show in an indoor graveyard setting housed in the largest theme park in the Netherlands. In other words it's the Dutch equivilant of Disney's Haunted Mansion.

The park opened in 1952 and the haunted walk through attraction has been running since 1978. Reveiws are mixed on the scares and animatronics but the setting and music (Danse Macabre) appear to make up for it.

I don't care about reviews. One look at this place and I'm hooked! The setting is awesome with excellent architecture and I just love the lighting. Someone definitely knows what they're doing here.

So now, how to go about convincing the hubby we need to head to the Netherlands???


  1. Wow, nice themed park! I really enjoyed the crystal ball thing and the monks procession.

    Thanks for sharing

  2. Beautiful, love all the atmosphere!

  3. WOW!!! Seriously, wow! I am gong to have to print some of those pictures out!

    Thanks for sharing.



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