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  • 1 Steenkolenmijn Valkenburg (Mining museum) Interesting

    Museums and art

    Daalhemerweg 31 NL - 2235 Valkenburg

    A coal mine has been reconstructed in the galleries of an old quarry. The visit is informative on extraction methods of coal as it was done in Limburg before the closure of the last mines. A film from 1966 shows the collieries. In the galleries, you ..

  • 2 Kasteel-Ruine (Castle ruins)

    Archaeological and historical sites

    Daalhemerweg 27 NL - 6031 ZS Valkenburg

    The ruined castle of the lords of Fauquemont dominates the town. Only some wall section and lancet arches remain of this fortress begun in 1087 and altered in the Gothic era. It was the target of many sieges. Legends have arisen around these ruins, s..

  • 3 Gemeentegrot (municipal caves)

    Nature and gardens

    Cauberg 4 NL - Valkenburg

    These caves are old marl quarries which were used in Roman times. They often served as a sanctuary for refugees (French Revolution, the wars). The sedimentary rock contains many fossils. The walls are covered with drawings in charcoal or in bas-relie..

  • 4 Fluweelengrot

    Nature and gardens

    Daalhemerweg 27 NL - 6030 Valkenburg

    Located below the castle with which they are linked, these caves are named after their former owner, Fluwijn. Just as with the municipal caves, these are old quarries which used to house refugees who have left a number of designs and low-reliefs ther..

  • 5 Wilhelminatoren (Wilhelmina tower)

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    NL - Valkenburg

    At the start of the chairlift you can visit the caves (Panorama-Grot) and see a show on prehistoric times. From the top of the 30m high tower (160 steps), there is a pretty view over the verdant surrounding area of the town.

  • 6 Romeinse Catacomben (Roman Catacombs)

    Archaeological and historical sites

    Plenkertstraat 55 55 NL - Valkenburg

    This is the reconstruction of a dozen Roman catacombs in the old quarries. They were created by the architect P.J.H. Cuypers, following plans drawn by archaeologists.

  • 7 Streekmuseum (Regional museum)

    Museums and art

    Grotestraat Centrum 3 NL - 6030 AD Valkenburg

    This museum brings together objects found during excavations in the castle, paintings of the town, reconstructed workshops and mementoes from shooting clubs. Exhibitions of contemporary art are also organized there.

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