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Castle Ruins & Velvet Cave

Daalhemerweg 27, Valkenburg, The Netherlands
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Ranked #1 of 13 attractions in Valkenburg
Type: Ancient Ruins, Caverns/ Caves, Castles
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Polish first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Bilsthorpe, England, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 NEW

Enjoyed the guided tour of the caves even though it was in Dutch. A fact sheet helped. The Castle was a good excersise provider. Cafe clean. Loved sitting outside the view of Valkenburg is worth the climb.

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Winnweiler, Germany
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32 reviews 32 reviews
25 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

We went to the caves during their Christmas Market and had a fantastic time. It was warmer in the caves than it was outside so that was nice for all of us. If you see all the caves it will take you a long time so plan for a whole day.

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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We visited the caves first and subsequently the castle ruins - 3 hours is more than enough time. Both aspects were interesting, but the cave visit is guided and only in Dutch. We were provided with information sheets (pretty hard to read in a cave!) but still couldn't glean all the information on offer. Nevertheless, there are varied aspects to... More

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Leeuwarden, The Netherlands
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157 reviews 157 reviews
74 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The Castle Ruins are fantastic. Its incredible to think of what this must have looked like prior to being blown up in 1672 as there is still so much to see. We were able to purchase a little book in English to walk through the ruins, they also had signs along the way in both English and Dutch. However, getting... More

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deventer
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44 reviews 44 reviews
8 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We did not think before we entered on this warm and sunny day, dressed in short and shirt. Well, once you are in the caves the temperature goes down to around 12Celcius and yes, that is cold. But it is also worth going, even when not dressed to the occasion. The caves are decorated with amazing paintings, the church is... More

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Antwerp, Belgium
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

We were lucky enough to visit on a warm sunny day so it made the trip all the better. Once you make it to the top you are rewarded with great views over the town. The ruins itself are interesting and are certainly worth a visit. At regular intervals information boards are posted with a short explanation on what you... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Great views from the top and definitely worth the hike up. Interesting ruins to visit, windy up top so take a jacket to keep the cold out!

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Warboys Cambridgeshire
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10 reviews 10 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

The walk up is very steep but well worth it. There is a little train that goes there to save the walk.

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
35 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

Most tours are in Dutch but if they know you are English they will tell you about the things you are looking at. There is literature anyway and you can work it out quite easily. The caves are fascinating especially the church and the views from the castle are also worth the climb up there.

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Wasilla, Alaska
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145 reviews 145 reviews
84 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

This was one of the best castle ruins that we experienced on our trip to Europe. Very well maintained grounds and very informative. I am so glad we had the chance to experience it.

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