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Gemeentegrot (municipal caves)

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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-reliefs, the former depicting animals of which fossils have been found (mosasaurus), others on artistic (Joconde) or religious subjects.

Useful Information

  • Address : Cauberg 4 NL - ValkenburgValkenburg
  • Phone : 0436012271
  • E-mail : info@gemeentegrot.nl
  • Website :
  • Prices : 5 € (-11 years old 3.50 €)

Opening hours :

  • (on foot or by train) Jul-Aug: 10.30am-4.30pm (10.30am-5pm by train); mid Nov-mid Dec: 1pm, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm; rest of year: telephone for timetable

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