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“Castle Ruins” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Castle Ruins & Velvet Cave

Castle Ruins & Velvet Cave
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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Monmouth, United Kingdom
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“Castle Ruins”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

Great views. History of Valkenburg. Lovely restaurant and facilities, which are being ever improved at this time

Visited July 2013
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Perth, Australia
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61 reviews 61 reviews
25 attraction reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“unexpected delight”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

I had heard very little about the caves beforehand, but was surprised by the size of the complex and the artwork therein. We took the train, and the local guide was very good with the explanations for the origins, the war years, the cold war years, and the more recent artworks. As previously commented by another, it is very difficult to take photos as the train doesn't stop much. Nevertheless I got a couple of good shots to remind me of an interesting site.

Visited June 2013
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Front Royal, Virginia
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“Eh”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

The castle ruins are just that ruins. I didn't pay to go inside, because after seeing the outside littered with graffiti it didn't seem like a worthwhile investment. There are many other sights to see while you are there. This would be the last of the list.

Visited November 2012
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“town cave”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

I would recommend the train to see the caves but it is hard to take photo's while moving and unless your video has light it will be hard to get a good view

Visited March 2013
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netherlands
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“nice caves intresting to visit specially with christmas”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

The caves in Valkenburg a specially nice to visit in december at christmas time. Though a little commercial ( nog much santa items lots of normal stuff + food items) its cosy and attractive.
Just worth a visit. Whole of Valkeburg is made attractive arround christmas. Lots of bars, hotels and restaurant choice.
In the summer Valkenburg has lots of tourists there is lots to do in the surroundings.
Visiting the coalminers cave is worth while too. Old coalminers give guided tours and tell about the life the had under the ground. Interesting.

Visited December 2012
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