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Out in the open is this site with the remainder of what once was a castle towering above everything... read more

Reviewed 1 May 2018
Breukelen Ut
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The Castle

Unfortunately we visited the castle ruins on a rainy December day. For I like to visit castles (in... read more

Reviewed 26 October 2017
Bangkok, Thailand
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“castle ruins”(3 reviews)
“velvet cake”(2 reviews)
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Daalhemerweg 27, 6301 BJ Valkenburg, The Netherlands
+31 43 609 0110
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having read the reviews before going I was dubious about visiting but we did! what a mistake! You can't visit the ruins without going on the caves tour. So we paid our 12 euros each, and get our A4 sheet of translation/explanation of the tour,...More

1  Thank Ratherbegolfing367
Reviewed 7 July 2018

The ruins themselves are not particularly impressive and I wouldn't pay the entrance fee just to see them. But the views over the town of Valkeburg and the nearby hills are great, so I'd say you should still do it if you have the time....More

Thank Vladimir1998
Reviewed 18 May 2018

Could not offer a review of the ruins as we could not gain entry. They only accept Credit/Debit Cards and will not accept cash!

Thank LesHuds0n
Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

Out in the open is this site with the remainder of what once was a castle towering above everything else in Valkenburg. Worth a look.

Thank WorldTravelOne
Reviewed 30 April 2018

Amazing walking tour of middle-age ruins in The Netherlands. This TripAdvisor page recommends three hours but it can be done in less than half that if your pressed for time. Definitely a weather-dependent tour.

1  Thank ScoMort
Reviewed 5 December 2017

If you are passionate about history this is a place you should visit. At first we were attracted by how lights shine upon the castle from Valkenburg center during a walk in the cozy city center. The view is from the Castle is impressive and...More

Thank Flavius D
Reviewed 26 October 2017

Unfortunately we visited the castle ruins on a rainy December day. For I like to visit castles (in ruins or not) anyway, well we went in anyway. I guess it could have been much nicer on a sunny day, but I einjoyed it nevertheless. It...More

Thank Traveller87987687
Reviewed 23 October 2017

Visit the velvet cave which connects you to the castle. Ask for the interesting history of this castle. Enjoy the view from the top.

Thank rfmunsel
Reviewed 6 October 2017

This attraction the Castle ruin should not be missed in Valkenburg. Informative and historical and speaks of the past of Valkenburg. The tickets are reasonably priced.

Thank MijnlieverdFH
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Been there a few times, and still like it. Maybe I like castles even this one is just ruins and some nice spots remain. Is on top of the hill, you can´t miss it, from different locations from Valkenburg you can see it. Fee to...More

Thank JordiBo
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