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Museum Romeinse Katakomben

Plenkertstraat 55, 6301 GL Valkenburg, The Netherlands
+31 43 601 2554
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Nice attraction

Very good trip to see how old Romans used to do things in catacombes. The exhibition is in a... read more

Reviewed April 10, 2017
Valkenburg, The Netherlands
via mobile
When in Valkenburg, Take a Trip to Rome

Absolutely loved this experience, our guide, Ben was so informative and made us laugh as we... read more

Reviewed March 21, 2017
Amersfoort, The Netherlands
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Plenkertstraat 55, 6301 GL Valkenburg, The Netherlands
+31 43 601 2554
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Reviewed April 10, 2017 via mobile

Very good trip to see how old Romans used to do things in catacombes. The exhibition is in a sandstone cave which is huge. Very interesting perspective on the past.

Thank PaulKlaver
Reviewed March 21, 2017

Absolutely loved this experience, our guide, Ben was so informative and made us laugh as we wandered underground, candle in hand. The history of these replica catacombs was very interesting, and the detail was fantastic. Next time they put on a dinner in the catacombs,...More

Thank Claritysnook
Reviewed August 23, 2016

You can visit to caves and see what Roman catacombes and burial grounds looked like. It is a very interesting visit worth taking the time out for.

Thank PaulKlaver
Reviewed April 9, 2016

As a Classicist, I couldn't resist the prospect of visiting a replica of the Roman catacombs created by a Dutch textile magnate in 1910. The use of candles makes it very atmospheric and you quickly forget that this is only a copy. The quality of...More

1  Thank jic219
Reviewed March 21, 2016

We spent 1,5 hours in the catacombs with a very well informed guide and a candle each to learn a lot about burial in Rome some 2000 years ago. We were surprised by the perfect copies of the graves and artwork and learned a lot...More

Thank Rob-Krimpenerwaard
Reviewed February 13, 2016

The Roman catacombs Valkenburg are an exact copy of the Catacombs of Rome, nowadays some archeologists from Italy come here so the lost Rome catacomb paintings . The guide gives every one on this walk through the catacombs a candle, you take pictures but without...More

Thank gooreind
Reviewed November 24, 2015

These are not real catacombs. In the early 20c, a rich Dutch man visited the catacombs in Rome. He was so struck by them, that he resolved to build a replica of them in the pre-existing marl caves in Valkenburg for the edification of the...More

2  Thank Kevin P
Reviewed October 23, 2015

These catacombs copy the highlights of catacombs around Rome. Them being a copy is what makes me rate this attraction as average, since these days most people can afford to go to Rome for the real thing. Actually I did visit one of the catacombs...More

2  Thank RHAHJ
Reviewed September 20, 2015

The story is remarkable: a wealthy Dutchman decided in the early 1900's to have replicas of Roman Catacombes built inside a Valkenburg mountain. The guided tour takes about an hour and is worth your while. The volunteer guide hands out candles (and has a torch)....More

Thank WorldTravelOne
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...More

3  Thank Birgit V
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