Founded in 1936 as a teahouse. Playground equipment was added which proved to be successful. Gradually more and more were added. The name "Elf Provinciën" means "Eleven Provinces" (The Netherlands had 11 provinces at the time). In 1978 the park was transformed into Avonturenpark Hellendoorn ("Avonturenpark" meaning "Adventure Park").
On the cover of a LP single record (you know those black things with groves they had before CDs) produced by the park, there is a picture of a roller coaster. This roller coaster had a long white train as used on a Zierer Large Tivoli model. The park's former Avonturenslang was a Zierer Medium Tivoli model which used a much shorter train. It is believed the LP picture was not of the Avonturenslang, but a coaster at another park.