Sneeuwwitje (Snow White)
Snow White fell asleep in a cave in Fairytale Forest in 1952 and the seven dwarfs have been fussing over her for ever since. Then, in 1999, a castle was built next to the cave with the wicked stepmother’s magic mirror hanging on the wall.
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Originally a Grimm tale.
Once upon a time there was a loving queen who longed for a daughter.
Then one day, her wish came true and she bore a beautiful baby as white as snow who soon became known as Snow White.
A few years later, the queen died and the king remarried. He chose to marry a beautiful but vain queen. Everyday she would stand in front of the mirror and ask it: “Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the fairest of them all?” “Why you, your majesty,” the magic mirror would answer. “You are the fairest of them all“. But Snow White soon grew up into a beautiful young woman and one day, the mirror replied: “Your majesty, you are beautiful it’s true; but of all the land, Snow White is more beautiful than you.”
The queen was furious and called for a hunter to take Snow White deep into the forest. “Take her deep into the forest and make sure she never returns,” said the queen.
The hunter was unhappy about what he was about to do, but obeyed the queen nonetheless.
Deep in the forest Snow White found a house: the house of the seven dwarfs. She told the dwarfs about what had happened and they let her stay for as long as she liked. Then one day, the queen found out that Snow White was still alive. “What!” she shouted at the mirror in disbelief. She disguised herself as a peddler woman and took a poisoned apple to Snow White. She found the house of the seven dwarfs and convinced Snow White to take a bite of her apple. As she did, Snow White fell to the floor and the queen escaped back to the castle.
What on earth would the seven dwarfs do without Snow White?
The story of Snow White is played on audio. This is in the Dutch language. Please find below a translation for your benefit.
Once upon a time there was a beautiful princess with a special name: Snow White. Her mother named her this way when she was born because her skin was as white as snow and her hair was a black as ebony.
Shortly after the queen died.
One day the king remarried a pretty woman whom no one had heard of.
No one knew that this pretty but false queen was actually an ugly witch who was very jealous of the beauty of Snow White.
The people had to adore her. She had to be the most beautiful and important person in all the land. Not Snow White! And that’s why she made more and more new magic potions. To look even more beautiful.
“Take Snow White hunting in the woods. Make sure some accident befalls Snow White where she will die. Come back here immediately afterwards to tell the king and me the sad news.”
When the hunter returned to the castle and told them that Snow White was devoured by a wild beast, the king was inconsolable. The queen said she wanted to retire with her grief.
In reality, she went straight to the magic mirror because it always told her the truth.
Snow White now lives on yonder hills with the seven dwarfs for whom she looks after and sings to and she remains the most charming and the most beautiful person in the country.
The translation in a handy PDF
A compilation of all the translations of all the audio stories you may come across in the Efteling.