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Museum Romeinse Katakomben

Plenkertstraat 55, 6301 GL Valkenburg, The Netherlands
+31 43 601 2554
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Ancient Rome in Valkenburg

Sometime in the early 1900s the copy of Catacombs in Rome were built near the mountains near... read more

Reviewed October 7, 2017

a very interesting visit with a candle in the hand. Good guides who give us a lot of information... read more

Reviewed October 3, 2017
gerda D
Flanders, Belgium
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Plenkertstraat 55, 6301 GL Valkenburg, The Netherlands
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Reviewed October 7, 2017

Sometime in the early 1900s the copy of Catacombs in Rome were built near the mountains near Valkenburg. they made a carefully detailed copy of Roman Catacomb. They have the most beautiful parts of Roman Catacombs in Valkenburg. In this museum one can tour in...More

Thank MijnlieverdFH
Reviewed October 3, 2017

a very interesting visit with a candle in the hand. Good guides who give us a lot of information. We where in Valkenburg and had the feeling that we where in Rome.... Go and visit and feel the spirit of the Romans.

Thank gerda D
Reviewed July 20, 2017

Saw this on the web and thought it looked interesting. Guide did tour in English and Dutch even though we were the only English family (thanks and sorry to the Dutch families who probably got the detail twice). Upfront they explained this is a reconstruction...More

Thank minsterman66
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

1  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
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