Day 3: Cave Experience Valkenburg

Cauberg 4, 6301 BT Valkenburg, Netherlands

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Visit the Municipal Caves/Cave Experience Valkenburg aan de Geul. There is a fascinating world to be found in Valkenburg … or in fact under Valkenburg: the municipal caves, visited by great numbers of people every year. The Romans started work on these caves around 2000 years ago when they began mining the ground for the marl that they needed as building material. You will come face to face with the primal forces of nature, the appearance of which has continually changed over time. These natural conditions dating back into pre-history can be clearly seen thanks to the fossils and layers of shells found in the rock. The municipal caves also provide an exciting overview of various forms of artistic expression and the living conditions of countless generations of humans. You will find wall paintings and plaques, giving you a taste of the past. You will also find the remains of what fugitive people built in the caves, which were sometimes used as a hiding place. This combination of nature and culture forms a unique story, a story that is made even more interesting by the mysterious character of the dark labyrinth of underground passages. Be sure to visit the municipal caves in Valkenburg aan de Geul if you are in Limburg. All information about opening times, admission prices and guided tours can be found on this website. If you have any additional questions, please contact the ticket office, or send your question by e-mail using the contact page. We recommend that you contact us in advance if you wish to come with a group. Opening hours: Period 30 October to 16 November: Monday to Friday: guided tours at 11.00,12.30,14.00 and 15.00 hours. Saturday and Sunday: guided tours on foot: 11.00,12.00,13.00,14.00,15.00 and 16.00 hours. Guided tours by train continuously from 11.00 to 16.00 hours. Municipal Caves Valkenburg Cauberg 4, 6301 BT Valkenburg aan de Geul (Limburg,The Netherlands) T. 0031 (0)43-6012271 E-mail: Website:

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