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Valkenburg
At Christmastime, the entire city of Valkenburg seems to sparkle with festive light. The annual underground Christmas market is a hallmark of the city, lasting from mid-November through December 23. It’s held in the Velvet Caves, a maze of 12th-century passageways that lies beneath the remains of Valkenburg’s hilltop castle. The caves and castle draw visitors year-round. Valkenburg is a biking city. It's a great base for cycling tours and is a two-time stage finish site for the Tour de France.

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Coalmine Valkenburg
Coalmine Valkenburg
Owner description: The Netherlands' last coal mineUnique in EuropeDiscover the world of mining in a mysterious underground environment. Begin your introduction to the world of the miners in our... more Owner description: The Netherlands' last coal mineUnique in EuropeDiscover the world of mining in a mysterious underground environment. Begin your introduction to the world of the miners in our subterranean cinema, designed to look like a mine. Here you will see a unique promotional film by the Dutch State Mines (now the chemical company DSM) from the mid-1960s. This film will tell you all about the mining industry.FascinatingAfter the film, a former miner will lead you through the world of coal mining. Experience the excitement of the difficult work of the miners. Take a journey through time past the machines which were used to extract coal.Each visit is uniqueOur fourteen guides are all former coal miners with a wealth of experience working underground. Each guide has a unique presentation full of humour and personal anecdotes which make the past come alive. Demonstrations of mining machines add to the mood. These machines work by means of a specially-installed compressed air system, just like they used to use in the mines.Visitors with disabilitiesThe Steenkolenmijn and the Jan Kruysen Gallery are easily accessible to visitors with disabilities and wheelchair users. less
Attraction type: Mines
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MergelRijk
MergelRijk
Owner description: MergelRijk is a new adventure for young and old: an exciting and incredibly multifaceted experience in the caverns beneath Valkenburg. This unique attraction enlightens you about... more Owner description: MergelRijk is a new adventure for young and old: an exciting and incredibly multifaceted experience in the caverns beneath Valkenburg. This unique attraction enlightens you about all features and aspects of marlstone and underground caverns through the ages.Enjoy the great wealth of attractions, films and informative details. Children can take part in an exciting treasure hunt. less
Attraction type: Points of Interest & Landmarks; Historical & Heritage Tours; Caverns & Caves; Lessons & Workshops; Educational sites
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Castle Ruins & Velvet Cave
Castle Ruins & Velvet Cave
Attraction type: Ancient Ruins; Caverns & Caves; Castles
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Fluweelengrot
Attraction type: Points of Interest & Landmarks
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Romeinse Katakomben Valkenburg
Romeinse Katakomben Valkenburg
Attraction type: Points of Interest & Landmarks
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Wijncafe "de rijke jansen"
Wijncafe "de rijke jansen"
Ranked #1 of 100 Restaurants in Valkenburg
Price: $21 - $26
Cuisines: French, Dutch
Dining options: Dinner, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Sushi & Grill Kodoo
Sushi & Grill Kodoo
Ranked #2 of 100 Restaurants in Valkenburg
Cuisines: Japanese, Sushi, Grill
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant Chateau St. Gerlach
Restaurant Chateau St. Gerlach
Ranked #3 of 100 Restaurants in Valkenburg
Price: $50 - $97
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Aan de Linde
Aan de Linde
Ranked #4 of 100 Restaurants in Valkenburg
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
IJsmakerij Botterweck
IJsmakerij Botterweck
Ranked #5 of 100 Restaurants in Valkenburg
Cuisines: Ice Cream
Dining options: Dessert, Coffee & Tea, Lunch

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

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Hotel Prinses Wilhelmina
$22 - $78 (EUR 20 - 70)
Ranked #41 of 53 Hotels in Valkenburg
Hotel-Restaurant Louisiana & Cafe Lafitte
Hotel-Restaurant Louisiana & Cafe Lafitte
$33 - $38 (EUR 30 - 34)
Ranked #44 of 53 Hotels in Valkenburg

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Kasteel Doenrade
4.0 of 5
Kasteel Doenrade
$97 - $112 (EUR 87 - 101)
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Doenrade
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Hotel Dieteren
3.0 of 5
Hotel Dieteren
$75 - $134
Ranked #1 of 53 Hotels in Valkenburg
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Hotel Walram
3.0 of 5
Hotel Walram
$60 - $126 (EUR 54 - 114)
Ranked #4 of 53 Hotels in Valkenburg
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Hotel Scheepers
3.0 of 5
Hotel Scheepers
$78 - $156 (EUR 70 - 141)
Ranked #5 of 53 Hotels in Valkenburg
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Chateau St. Gerlach
4.0 of 5
Chateau St. Gerlach
$176 - $303
Ranked #2 of 53 Hotels in Valkenburg
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Hotel Tummers
4.0 of 5
Hotel Tummers
$99 - $276 (EUR 89 - 249)
Ranked #3 of 53 Hotels in Valkenburg
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Thermaetel
4.0 of 5
Thermaetel
$195 - $298 (EUR 176 - 269)
Ranked #6 of 53 Hotels in Valkenburg
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