Also a beloved location for TV shows, movies, and commercial shooting, this amusement park is nowadays a very popular attraction based on four differently themed areas. The Flower Kingdom features many kind of flowers blooming across all seasons. The Game Kingdom is fitted with 44 thrilling attractions; The Light Kingdom is one of the world’s largest illumination site where more than 11 million lights create a magical atmosphere at night; and, last but not least, the Music and Show Kingdom, where musical performances and shows are displayed all day long. Each of these areas features thrilling attractions, exciting entertainment events and is also provided with top-notch restaurants, stores, and starred hotels in order to assure a comfortable stay to its many visitors.
Illumination has always been a very important focal point at Huis ten Bosch and has been progressively enhanced during the last years especially in the Light Kingdom area, where millions of sparkling lights are capable of creating magic emotions. A newly introduced seasonal attraction, running from October, 5 2019 till May, 6 2020, called Wishes Wonderland, is based on a stunning illumination system, which enchants the visitors with its jaw-dropping effects. Millions of white lights create a sort of shining snow cap on houses and trees, bringing to life a "wonderland on earth” where people can make whishes with the happy sensation that they will really come true in this almost celestial wish-fulfilling place.
Focal point of this "wishing” area are a 15m high iconic tree and an elegant, Gothic style palace perfectly reproducing the façade of Gouda City Hall, in Dutch called "Stadhuis”. Located in the middle of Amsterdam Square, the so called Stad House stands out for its amazing beauty, its imposing height and its richly decorated façade and gothic spires. Being illuminated up to now only in a warm white light mainly focused on its arched windows and sharp pointed spires, the Stad House needed a new, eye-catching lighting to turn into the Whishes Wonderland attraction.