Christmas Town Valkenburg aan de Geul

Kerststad Valkenburg - The Christmas Town of Valkenburg

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Christmas Town Valkenburg

Christmas is the most pleasant time of the year and should last much longer!

Fortunately, from November 17th 2017 to January 7th 2018 it’s Christmas in Valkenburg, the Christmas Town of the Netherlands, every day. You see, smell, hear and taste Christmas in everything. There is always something special to do. See ‘Additional info and links’ for more.

Christmas Parade

Let yourself be enchanted by the magical Christmas Parade  – twice a week a magical light parade of beautifully decorated floats and dancers in wonderful costumes will walk through the center of Valkenburg to a specially composed Christmas Song.

On Wednesdays: November 22, 29 and December 6, 13, 20, 27 at 7.00 p.m.

On Saturdays: November 18, 25 and December 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 at 7.30 p.m

For an overview of the route of the Christmas Parade please see ‘Additional info and links’ .


Route d’Amuse

A marvelous walk through the enchanting Christmas town of Valkenburg aan de Geul, during which you can enjoy delicious amuses at 5 renowed catering establishments. The walks are available at the Tourist Information Office of Zuid-Limburg, and at the participating restaurants. Experience different routes between 12 a.m. and 6 p.m. daily,  starting November 17th Nov 2017 until January 7th 2018, except December 25th and January 1st (December 24th, 26th and 31st until 4 p.m.).

For further information, please see ‘Additional info and links’ .


Christmas Market Municipal Cave

The Christmas Market in the Municipal Cave of Valkenburg aan de Geul, situated at the bottom of the well-known Cauberg, can be considered as the largest and oldest underground Christmas Market in Europe. This year the doors will open for the 32nd time from 17 November to 23 December 2017. Discover the world of magic. 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 time in a musical setting and a fancy equipped Christmas cave.

For further information, please see ‘Additional info and links’ .

Opening times
Friday 17 November to Saturday 23 December 2017
Monday– Thursday 10:00 a.m.- 8:00 p.m.
Friday – Saturday 10:00 a.m.- 9:00 p.m.
Sunday 10:00 a.m.- 8:00 p.m.
Saturday 23 December 11:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.

Children < 5 Years € 0
Children < 12 Years € 5
Adults € 7


Christmas Market Velvet Cave

Lights, Christmas trees and wonderful decorations…

Visit the attractive and cosy Christmas Market in the Velvet Cave in the period from (awaiting confirmed times) . A visit to the Christmas Market in the Velvet Cave is more than beautiful decorations alone; on your tour of the cave you can enjoy the impressive mural paintings, sculptures, the unique 18th century chapel, market stalls with Christmas and gift items, ancient trades and a cosy catering establishment.

For further information, please see ‘Additional info and links’ .


Christmas in MergelRijk

This latest Christmas cave offers a unique experience to excite all the senses over the festive period.

Sample the spirit of Christmas in this wonderful cave, enjoy the marlstone artwork, listen and watch to engaging Christmas stories, feel the marlstone and use it to make your very own Christmas souvenir, and feast your eyes on the life-size replica of Rembrandt’s Nightwatch carved in marlstone. In short: a multifaceted experience in this new Christmas cave. An experience not to be missed!

For further information, please see ‘Additional info and links’ .


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
10 am - 8 pm 10 am - 8 pm 10 am - 8 pm 10 am - 8 pm 10 am - 9 pm 10 am - 9 pm 10 am - 8 pm

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