We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Plenkertstraat 55, 6301 GL Valkenburg, The Netherlands
Phone Number: 043 - 6012554
Website

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 23 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 10
    Excellent
  • 8
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Brilliant

Well worth the visit full of atmosphere and adds to the whole charm of Valkenburg. Love it would recommend and hopefully will revisit in the future

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 8, 2014
Irene D
Add Photo Write a Review

23 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Your overall rating of this attraction
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Vancouver Island, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Some 100 years ago, it was in the first decade of the 1900's, a wealthy heir of a textile family suggested they might as well make out a copy of the catacombs situated in Rome in one of the marl caves owned by the family in the country site of Holland. It would serve a number of goals: - the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bergen Op Zoom, The Netherlands
Level Contributor
51 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

The tour runs daily at 11, at 1 and at 3 with a minimum of 5 persons. The tour lasts for about an hour but this short time is enough to get a very good impression from the guide to see the roman catacombs. I went there with my daughter of 5 and she liked it as well. For an... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Level Contributor
127 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

The Romeinse Katakomben in Valkenburg is one of the place you should visit once you arive in that city.It gives you a lot of information about the history of the real Katakomben in Rome. Please do not expect that you will see the real katakomben. The one in Valkenburg is a copy of the real one in Italy. Although it... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

We visited these caves as part of a great trip with River Cruise Line on a great boat MPS Amsterdam Although the entrance was already paid for I believe it was 5 euros. There are Christmas stall throughout the caves and I anticipated that they would be expensive but although some of the jewel and watch stalls were the others... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Level Contributor
44 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Not worth the long drive from Amsterdam. On a Saturday a noon there was a HUGE line down the street to buy tickets. The caves themselves are great and it's an interesting walk though seeing the carvings etc. The goods for sale are mostly "made in China" cheap objects, very disappointing. Don't expect to buy quality handmade local objects. I... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
40 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Well worth the visit full of atmosphere and adds to the whole charm of Valkenburg. Love it would recommend and hopefully will revisit in the future

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ottawa, Canada
Level Contributor
32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

This tourist site was a huge disappointment. It is a reproduction of the Roman catacombs. Not easy to find, most of the tourist signs do not list it. Parking is poor and disorganized if you can find space at all. Very dangerous with a large group all carrying lit candles. Only benefit was that it was on the Museumkaart so... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Warboys Cambridgeshire
Level Contributor
34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Very good commentary in English. Scary with all the lights off. Wonderful to feel that the buildings in the town are this lovely yellow stone.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Germany
Level Contributor
33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

I've been to many Christmas markets in Germany, France and now Holland. The caves where the Christmas market is held are very interesting but many of the items in the caves were shipped in from Chinese factories. There were very nice Dutch or European items for sale but the glitter of the markets just wasn't there. I may come back... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Level Contributor
625 reviews
249 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 366 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

This attraction is something completely different. In 1912 a rich benefactor decided that it would be nice to copy the Roman Catacombs of ancient Rome in artificial caves in the marl rock hills in Valkenburg. He sent engineers and artists to those original catacombs to make drawings of the underground caves, layouts and frescoes in order to copy them in... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3

Travelers who viewed Romeinse Katakomben Valkenburg also viewed

Valkenburg, Limburg Province
Valkenburg, Limburg Province
 
Valkenburg, Limburg Province
Valkenburg, Limburg Province
 

Been to Romeinse Katakomben Valkenburg? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Romeinse Katakomben Valkenburg

Address: Plenkertstraat 55, 6301 GL Valkenburg, The Netherlands
Phone Number: 043 - 6012554
Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  Limburg Province  >  Valkenburg

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Romeinse Katakomben Valkenburg and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Romeinse Katakomben Valkenburg staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?