Valkenburg Christmas Markets 2019
A Valkenburg, a unique city on the banks of the Geul, a Christmas market takes place just as unique, being made entirely within a cave.
The entrance to the cave is situated at the foot of the Cauberg, the world famous mountain, andunfolds for tens of kilometers in the heart of the mountain.
Market In The Cave, is the oldest underground Christmas market in Europe and offers the visitor a unique experience to say the least. The corridors of the cave the light and warmth of the market in the background music to accompany the visitor. The conformation of the samecave oggre a unique and wonderful natural scenery.
Christmas Town Valkenburg
15.11. – 05.01.2020
Gemeentegrot -Cauberg 4
6301 BT Valkenburg
from Monday to Friday from 11.00 to 8 pm
Saturday and Sunday from 10.00 to 9 pm
23.12: from 11.00 to 6 p.m.
– NOTE: Dogs are not allowed in the cave
– Possible discounts for groups over 30 people on weekdays.
– Waiting times during the weekend may be too long.
In November and December Valkenburg will be turned into a true Christmas Town. The whole town will be beautifully decorated. A real Christmas fairytale...
With a numerous of special events: Enjoy the Christmas Parade on Wednesday’s and Saturday’s and meet professor Falckenstein, Santa’s Claus’ assistant. This magnificent collection of floats, dancers and animators will parade through the centre of Valkenburg…
Visit the unique Christmas Markets in the Velvet Cave and Municipal Cave with numerous stands offering Christmas gifts and other luxuries and enjoy the Christmas spirit of Valkenburg! These are oldest and largest subterranean Christmas markets in Europe. Many hundreds of thousands of visitors have already passed through its labyrinth of passages to take advantage of the seasonal market’s special atmosphere. You´ll be surprised by the lovely settings and decors, which are in full harmony with the numerous stands offering Christmas gifts and other luxuries. The spacious and long galleries that are typical for this cave, are very inviting to visitors who want to spend their time in a musical setting and a fancy equipped Christmas cave.
Christmas market at the Gemeentegrot
Sample the seasonal atmosphere in the Valkenburg grotto!
The oldest and largest subterranean Christmas market inEurope!
Many hundreds of thousands of visitors have already passed through its labyrinth of passages to take advantage of the seasonal market’s special atmosphere. You´ll be surprised by the lovely settings and decors, which are in full harmony with the numerous stands offering Christmas gifts and other luxuries. The spacious and long galleries that are typical for this cave, are very inviting to visitors who want to spend their time in a musical setting and a fancy equipped Christmas cave.
The ancient galleries and the stylish dramatization of an episode from Valkenburg’s rich history provide the perfect backdrop to this uniquely appealing occasion.
The Christmas market is embellished with song and music and at weekends the visitor can enjoy many cultural asides. As you wander through the grotto, you will be tempted by many of the seasonal attractions on sale. If you’re ever at a loss as to what to buy for that special someone at Christmas, this subterranean bazaar will give you ideas aplenty!
The entrance to the municipal grotto is at the foot of the Cauberg hill.
Access for disabled
The underground market of Valkenburg is accessible to those using a wheelchair andregulatory pathways.
How to get to Valkenburg
Valkenburg is located at the centre of South Limburg and can be easily reached by train fromHeerlen orMaastricht or by one of the many buses that converge on the town. More information can be obtained via the National Public Transport Hotline on 0900-9292 (¦ 0.50 per min.)
Valkenburg can be easily reached from the A2 and A79 motorways. A number of car parks are available (follow signs), all within 10 minutes walking distance of the grotto. Pedestrians should follow the signs to the market
Valkenburg, given the proximity to Maastricht is served by Airport Maastricht / Aachen
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Valkenburg is situated in a central location in South Limburg and is easily accessible by trainfrom Maastricht.