This was a stop off we had made during our road trip through Belgium.
Getting to the caves was a beautiful and scenic drive.
We made sure the caves were open before hand as it had rained a lot the days prior.
(Tour times are listed online, make sure you check them, if you plan to go.)
Unfortunately, only 1 out of the 3 caves were able to be visited, due to flooding from the rain. However, the 1 that was open was the main cave, so that was agreeable, as well as admission was half price due to this unprecedented circumstance.
You will take a streetcar to the entrance of the caves. When we visited, during the wintertime, it was freezing to be in the open car, there is an enclosed car at the front of the train, which we had failed to noticed in the beginning. Not many animals were visible as large areas of the valley were flooded at the time.
When you reach the entrance of the caves, you will be asked to separate into Flemish or French speaking groups for the tour guide. If you do not speak either, like us, you should immediately make yourself known to the tour guide. He/she will have an English pamphlet for you to read. Our tour guide had asked us, the small group of English speakers, to be at the front of the group so he could quickly explain in English first, then will follow in French and Flemish. Perhaps he was not as detailed in explaining as in the other languages, but the pamphlet did help fill in the historical significance and details, if you fancied reading in the dim light. Also we had to keep up with the tour guide towards the front which was not the easiest to do within a large group.
The caves and formations were pretty incredible, and is the biggest cave in Belgium. The tour definitely saved the best cave for last, which was quite a sight.
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