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Castle Ruins & Velvet Cave

Daalhemerweg 27, 6301 BJ Valkenburg, The Netherlands
+31 43 820 0040
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Small but very interesting.

Took a little bit of detective work to realise the glass elevators to a restaurant on the main... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Chippenham, United Kingdom
Brilliant morning out

This is a brilliant morning out - Do the caves first which is a one hour tour. The tour guide... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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Daalhemerweg 27, 6301 BJ Valkenburg, The Netherlands
+31 43 820 0040
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Took a little bit of detective work to realise the glass elevators to a restaurant on the main street were also for the ruins. Once we were up the steep steps, it was a lovely set of ruins with signs in both Dutch and English....More

Thank minsterman66
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a brilliant morning out - Do the caves first which is a one hour tour. The tour guide speak in Dutch only but you can download an app for your phone that's provides a translation and they provide a written sheet containing the...More

Thank ubl666
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We started with the guided cave tour. The cave has a long-storied history and too many hidden treasures within it to count. It was a working cave; rock from inside was used to build many of the homes in the Valkenburg area. Later on, the...More

Thank SuperCubs
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with my 10 year old son. We liked it. Nice views. They have a nice quiz during the visit. No Dutch museum card, solve this please.

Thank Net S
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

Just hop on the hill, enjoy the view and learn about the history of this little town. Very kind reception employee, good information. When the weather is fine, you really need to do this. When you leave, have a nice cocktail at the bar and...More

Thank MarleenKruibeke
Reviewed 3 June 2017

Valkenburg is quite a pleasant small town in E. Holland. A key attraction (for us) was the Christmas market in the caves. Very different. Enjoyable. Worth the effort if you like Christmas markets & are in the vicinity.

Thank wakasam
Reviewed 17 May 2017

the Castle ruins i visited some years back but it's interesting for those who enjoy history as I do. Valkenburg is a busy town, a historical area, attracts foreign and local visitors, many small lunchrooms as well as good restaurants. Hotels in the town but...More

1  Thank LimburgLady
Reviewed 26 April 2017

I loved the ruins in this quaint little town! I wandered alone and discovered the castle's nooks and crannies. I loved the feeling I got there and the signs explained various parts of the ruins and what it was used for. The views as you...More

Thank lisamtravels003
Reviewed 19 April 2017

The castle can be visited without a guided tour, it is interesting and you can have a good view from the top. For the caves, we joined a Dutch speaking tour because it is the only way one can visit the caves, we understood close...More

1  Thank pythia82
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Eventhough I visited this for the second time, I still enjoyed it. Even if the weather was not on our side. I recommend this cave if you want to learn something about the old Valkenburg and what happened during the old days. You will walk...More

1  Thank Kelly H
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cherry p
21 October 2015|
Response from Doug C | Reviewed this property |
I have been to both, and while both are excellent, Cologne has more appeal I think because it is held next to the cathedral. I also don't recall having Glu Wine at the Dutch Market. I have not used either coach line.
Anne B
21 September 2015|
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Response from ChrisStaly | Reviewed this property |
I saw others who were a bit challenged in mobility & they had no difficulty.
23 January 2015|
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Response from rod s | Reviewed this property |
did not see Roosevelt picture caves very busy during Christmas m arket