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“Magnificent”
Review of The Cave of Han

The Cave of Han
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: The Estate of the Caves of Han is an encounter with real nature and the most magical things that it has to offer you. Visit the Cave of Han and venture into the Wild Animal Reserve ... Wonder guaranteed!
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase, Activities for older children, Stroller parking, Activities for young children
Reviewed May 28, 2013

I was Verry impressed with the enormous ancient caves, this is definitely a must-see for all who are a bit interested in nature. Had a fun guide, the caves were beautiful and intriguing.

At a sudden moment the guide puts out the lights in a gigantic underground hall, through which the river flows very loudly. This was terrifyingly beautiful, a moment I wont forget lightly.

Thank Karel J
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Reviewed May 23, 2013

We decided with some friends to experience the night with the bears!!! It was the best choice of how to spend a grat moment and share a unique experience with friends and kids. After having done a private visit of the cave with a very professional guide, we crossed a field in the most beautiful valley in Belgium to reach our camp. The bears were as expected huge!!! The organisation was perfect. We choose the pierrade and the dinner was perfect! The service was outstanding, Simon taking care of us and the 10kids, helping us and making of our stay a unique experience. In the morning after having had a huge breakfast we made a tour of the reserve and went feeding the wolfes! Again a "once in your life experience"! I have only one advice do it!!!!

Thank Sophie E
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Reviewed May 21, 2013

We bought 2 adults + 2 children tickets and it came at 52 euros. Overpriced in my opinion but I'm starting to find that most European attractions are priced around this range. The tram that takes you to the mouth of the cave was nice (about 5 min) and it leaves every 30 min from the ticket office. Be prepared for a man or woman to come up to you and your family and take a picture with a parakeet. We did it but afterwards I felt bad for the birds. As you come out of the cave, they'll show you the pictures and you can buy one for 6 euros (ridiculous). If they would sell them for 3 euros each, I'm sure they would make more money. Maybe I should have asked.

Anyway, moving on to the cave experience... you are split into 2 groups (French or Dutch). Our guide was very nice and knowledgeable. His great great great grandfather discovered one of the rooms circa 1858. You are allowed to take pictures at your own pace and I found the rooms are each unique and beautiful. However, they do save the best for last. At the end of the tour (lasted about 60-75 min) you are led into a huge room which made the visit worthwhile. Our kids (4 and 7) were tired and wanted to go home about 45 min into it so I think perhaps this is too long for young children who get bored quickly. But they are rewarded because on the short walk back to the village, there is a large playground where they can run and have fun.

Overall, a good experience but I still think it's overpriced for what it is. I recommend wearing good shoes or rain boots (I wore Hunters and they weren't slippery at all) mostly because it's wet and there are several stairs, use the bathroom before boarding the tram (you have to pay 40 cents) because after that you are SOL, and if the kids get bored, tell them that if they are good they'll play to their heart's content at the playground and get ice cream or frites.

2  Thank Christine S
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Reviewed May 8, 2013

We went to see the nature safari reserve. This place wasn't advertised as totally for kids but you get put onto a safari bus and are driven into the park whilst they play some kind of dutch telly tubby music at full blast until you reach the park.

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None

Cons
Expensive
Very child orientated
Nothing special to see animal wise.
Didn't ask what language we spoke so didn't explain in English.

Thank Matthew R
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Reviewed April 25, 2013

There is absolutely no doubt that the caves are impressive. Mother nature is amazing and these caves show her from a good side :-)

However...

Somehow the whole experience feels old and tired. The train ride up to the cave entry is quaint and the ticketing hall and reception area probably date from the time when the attraction was first opened to the public - as do the trains. In an attempt to make more of the experience, they now also have some ancillary sights such as a wilderness park, a prehistoric museum etc. which you can bundle with your cave tickets. To us, this feels a bit contrived, although we can see why they would do this.

The guided visit of the cave is fine, although it is obvious that the guide speaks from a script and there is very little feeling of interaction. Having said that, the groups are too large to allow this. It was noticeable that the guide and the caves did not seem to 'capture' the children who were there, as they ran around and very noisy and disruptive.

I think they need to rethink a little bit what they are presenting and how they are doing it in order to update the caves to a modern experience which can capture young and old alike.

By the way - The old 'boatride' at the exit has been replaced by a bridge and the rifle shot, whilst still there, sounded like a recording to my ears.

There is (obviously :-) no wheelchair access and you will climb and descend hundreds of steps over about an hour.

Thank Itinerant_Viking
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