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“Great Christmas market!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Castle Ruins & Velvet Cave

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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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Great Christmas market!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

Nice cave with lots of vendors. Fun for the kids to run around. The streets surrounding are also filled with Christmas spirit.

Visited November 2013
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
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  • Portuguese first
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Brussels, Belgium
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
22 attraction reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“Good tour but not in English”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

The tour is interesting if you understand Dutch or German. Although I don't speak any of these languages, I perceived the enthousiasm of the guide when trasnmitting the feelings during the visit: He gave us a guide of the tour in English, very nice person. Recommnendations: Wear winter clothes, at the end of the tour is pretty chilly, start first with the tour and then continue with the visit to the castle (buy the combined ticket), when buying the ticket read first the guide, it will help you to understand better.

Visited October 2013
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Holland
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“Enjoyed the visit to the Velvet Cave and Castle ruins”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

The Cave and castle ruins were definitely worth a visit. There is a tour every half hour in Dutch and if you are English speaking they give you a print out of all the important facts and commentary on the interesting things to see. You have to take the tour otherwise getting lost would be certain. At the end of the tour you come out in the castle ruins and can explore those with good views over Falkenberg.
Well worth while. Adults cost 9 euros each which includes the 50 min tour and you can roam the ruins at leisure afterwards.

Visited October 2013
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Eindhoven
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8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Visiting Valkenburg”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

We had a great tour through the Velvet Caves and The castle ruins last summer with famile members from the states. They wanted to see the south of Holland (Limburg).The guide told a lot of historical things about the caves and the castle in a rather funny way. There are some very nice charcoal drawings and sculptures on the walls and a very nicely carved out church. A nice thing to do on a hot day because of the constant temperature in the caves.

Visited June 2013
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Leicestershire
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
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“caves”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

worth going to we did not visit the velvet cave we had already been to the town caves which is close by which that was very good you go round those on a small train or you can walk with a guide but it is very dark

Visited September 2013
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