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Castle Ruins & Velvet Cave

Address: Daalhemerweg 27, Valkenburg, The Netherlands
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Ranked #3 of 15 Attractions in Valkenburg
Type: Ancient Ruins, Castles, Caverns/ Caves, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Castles, Caverns/ Caves, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

very interesting quite a long hike up but worth the view some parts of the ruin are innacessible some of the gates are lock as part of ruin is very crumbly but well worth visiting

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stockport
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Bit expensive to go inside the castle but great views on the outside with an open terrace overlooking the town

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Wiesbaden, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

We did a day trip to Valkenburg and visited the Christmas Market. Very interesting a different from everywhere else since the market is in the cave. My wife now has a favorite Christmat Hobby Horse decoration as a result of the trip. Happy Wife, Happy Life. Cheers

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Zeewolde, The Netherlands
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Okay, coalmining didn’t happen in Valkenburg but in the near area. Going down with a real coalminers elevator made you realise what a trip these brave men made every day. The noise and the heat were all there so we know now how hard this line of work is. The guided tour was very educational and informative.

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Sint Anthonis, The Netherlands
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Caves were a real surprise as they are full or charcoal drawings - real works of art. 12 centigrade inside - so not too cold and not the dripping damp you normally get in caves

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Antwerp, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

It was very special; Christmas market in a cave under the castle ruins. We spend 3 hours to see everything. And the weather doesn't matter, we are in a cave. It was very cosy

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Canvey Island, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

the many Christmas markets throughout Europe are all in the open air, this is unique as it takes place in the Velvet Cave under the Castle Ruins. It takes a good 1 1/2 to 2 hours to walk around the route visiting the various stalls or stopping for some refreshment half way around. Also every year they have tableaus with... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

It is just a pile of what used to be so it's not magical. But the view from the top of the hill is really nice. We were travelling with a stroller and young child so it wasn't completely accessible. The grot was a great tour though! I would highly recommend taking that tour! The guide had a lot of... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

Nice setting for a Christmas market but could use a few more Christmas related stuff! From the entrance to about half way the Christmas route, there was little or nothing to see that was related to Christmas. It might have been due to the fact that it was the last evening (23rd Dec) but still....The organizers should come up with... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

just returned with three pals from Valkenburg , how lovely it was never seen such a place all the town lit up and no taky tinsel!! we visited the velvet cave which we were surprised it was warm inside (prob all those lights) lots of things to look at and buy go early as people que esp on a Sat.

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