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“Interesting tour” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Coalmine Valkenburg

Coalmine Valkenburg
Daalhemerweg 31, 6301 BJ Valkenburg, The Netherlands
+31 (0)43 601 24 91
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Ranked #2 of 16 things to do in Valkenburg
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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.
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“Interesting tour”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

Guided tour by old mineworkers. Worth while visiting when your in Valkenburg. You get to know about life and work in the mines in the period the mines where open.

Visited December 2012
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