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Tickets for Valkenburg Cave Experience

Go underground with a guide and see the oldest marl caves in the Netherlands

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Overview
Duration
1.5 hours
Highlights
  • See a romantic chapel dating from the French period (18th century)
  • See where the people of Valkenburg and the American troops hid out during the German occupation of WWII
  • Watch an amazing light and sound show projected onto the cave's walls!
Description

Cold War shelters, wall murals, inscriptions, weird sculptures and fossils combine within the soft marlstone walls of the Municipal Caves. Join a guide for this underground Valkenburg spectacular - complete with a light show at the end!

Make like the Romans 2,000 years ago, and also those escaping the horrors of WWII, and disappear into the twisted labyrinth of the Municipal Caves, the oldest marlstone cave system in the Netherlands.

Meet your guide and discover how the marl was mined from the cave for the building of Valkenburg Castle.

Wander the dark maze of subterranean corridors and see murals, plaques, an 18th-century chapel and cold war shelters, and then watch animated videos and projections of 30,000 year-old artworks light up the meter-high walls.

It's an underground journey through history with a cool modern twist!

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What's included
  • Guided tour by train or foot (can be decided on the spot)
  • One of two Light Shows
Instructions

Show your ticket at the box office and join the next available tour.

Tour times

1 Jan-31 Mar

  • Mon-Fri: Train tours 11:00, 12:30, 14:00, 15:00
  • Sat-Sun, holidays: Train + Walking tours 11:00-16:00

1 Apr-7 Jul & 1 Sep-28 Oct

  • Mon-Fri: Train tours 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00; Walking tours 11:00, 12:30, 14:00, 15:00
  • Sat-Sun, holidays: Train tours 10:45-16:30; Walking tours 11:00-16:00

8 Jul-31 Aug

  • Train tours 10:45-16:30; Walking tours 11:00-16:00

29 Oct-16 Nov (no light show)

  • Mon-Fri: Train tours 11:00, 12:30, 14:00, 15:00
  • Sat-Sun: Train & Walking tours 11:00-16:00

26-31 Dec

  • Train + Walking tours 11:00-16:00
Cancellation

Cancellations are not possible for this ticket.

Venue
Address
Gemeentegrot
Cauberg 4, Valkenburg aan de Geul, 6301 BT, Maastricht
Key info
Live guide
Dutch. Visitors will also get a handout in Dutch, English, or German
Wheelchair accessible
Additional info

Getting there

  • Train to Valkenburg station + 10 minutes walking
  • Bus: lines 48 or 52
  • Parking: nearest parking is Parking 't Centrum Valkenburg. €2 for the first hour, then €1.50 per hour
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