Things to Do in Valkenburg

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  • RupertBear_12
    Eastbourne, England, United Kingdom54 contributions
    The castle is just ruins and there is not much to see. The caves are more like mines and there are drawings throughout. The history of the caves is interesting. You have to go with a guide so check the website for times. I would combine both. From the castle you get a great view over the area. This is a very touristy place and this is reflected in the prices in the cafes, so beware and check beforehand. We stopped during a cycling trip for a few hours. I would not revisit. We had a museumcard - so this was covered, otherwise I probably would have been disappointed.
    Written May 1, 2022
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  • Maarten VT
    12 contributions
    Very nice cave with lots of educational activities. Very cool is the possibility to carve your own mergelstone. Nice bar for afterwards.
    Written March 6, 2020
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  • GuppeC
    Hulshout, Belgium641 contributions
    Great experience visiting 'de Gemeentegrot'. You can choose to do the visit on foot or by some sort of train. My son wanted to walk and it turned out only 3 other people went for the same option. So we almost had a private guided tour, and honestly the guide did a great job telling about the different roles, the history, and much more. Even dinosaurs were included - very much appreciated by my son.
    Simply said, great experience and worth visiting again in the future.
    Written November 17, 2021
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  • omotto
    Assen, The Netherlands26 contributions
    Very nice mine, you get a real good view of the life in the mines, even though this mine is a replica because most real mines have collapsed or are flooded
    Written February 19, 2020
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  • Des H
    Hull258 contributions
    These catacombs are almost identical copies of many of those under the city of Rome and they are built into some old quarry and mine workings. Indeed, so accurate are these copies that when a Roman catacomb was damaged, the copy at Valkenburg was studied to see how the original should be restored. We were a mixed group of Dutch and English speakers and one of our party was recovering from a knee operation. Our very knowledgeable guide was an excellent English speaker and he devised a route that included a large number of the catacombs that could be accessed on a ‘step free’ basis. That did mean the we missed out on a few of the examples. That did not matter as the content that we did see and the explanation that went with them was fascinating enough. An excellent visit. The only downside to this museum is that parking has to be found on street a little walk away from the site.
    Written July 22, 2019
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  • PaulKlaver
    Barcelona, Spain66 contributions
    great local casino run by the state casino organisation directly belonging to the Ministerie of Justice. I consider this a mid-size casino. All tables and most games are present. Would be nice if there was slightly more people on some tables. On other tables the play is a bit slow.
    Written August 24, 2016
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  • 879martinp
    Pretoria, South Africa88 contributions
    We visited Valkenburg for a day. The main aim of the visit was to visit the Gemeentegrot. You can either do a walking tour or a ride on a" train" tour. We chose the train. Be sure to take extra clothing,ie:jacket or jersey as the temperature inside the cave is 12 degrees Celsius. It becomes quite cold in there. A very interesting cave with lots of art drawings and carvings in the lime stone walls.There is also a very interesting story regarding the cave and the 2nd world war. Will i visit again - yes, next time i will do a walking tour in order to have more time to look at the art.
    Written May 19, 2018
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  • MijnlieverdFH
    Tagum City, Philippines4,206 contributions
    There was no concert or show in that time but we were able to try looking into the area. A very nice amphitheater and the fantastic design of the stage trees around and breezy place. A very nice concert venue usually for a summer event.
    Written October 9, 2017
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  • Dave C
    Alexandria, VA1,578 contributions
    A small but comprehensive collection of local archeology, culture, mining, fossil, and some interesting contemporary art exhibits. Make sure you go up the stairs to the second and third floors. Very little is in English but many exhibits are self explanatory. The building itself is a very old place, with narrow stairs and no air conditioning but fine on both for reasonable mobility; a elevator is also present. Admission was 8 euros per person.
    Written July 31, 2022
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  • Eor O
    Auckland, New Zealand255 contributions
    The ruins of this castle which towers over the historic town of Valkenburg is well worth a visit. There are explanations marked along he way to identify each room and the history of the castle is explained in detail with maquettes of what it looked like in different centuries. The outlook from the ruine over the town is impressive and there is a nice restaurant/ cafe near the top to relax in and cool down with a drink.
    Written September 29, 2019
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  • Beriha
    Utrecht, The Netherlands863 contributions
    Was a bit scared as I never did this before, but it is fun and you can manage your own speed very easily! It’s nice to go for a ride!
    Written May 27, 2019
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  • damartinovic
    The Hague, The Netherlands116 contributions
    Theme park for very young kids. For kids it will be fun to be in 70's / 80's attractions. The park is unfortunately very low maintained and some attractions in repair. Few food shops are closed. I wonder how they still can keep the park open. Hope they can survive the coming year as visitors are not that high.
    Written August 8, 2023
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  • WorldTravelOne
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands8,638 contributions
    This building has character and class. Built from soft stone, victim to many name scratchers. The front entrance is now for restaurant guests.
    Written May 1, 2018
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  • Nataša33
    Ljubljana, Slovenia156 contributions
    A lovely entrance to the city, stop for a coffe of lunch. There are many bars and restaurants where you can eat. In wintertime they have amazing decorations.
    Written November 12, 2019
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