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Interesting tour and nice view over Valkenburg

The tour in the cave was interesting , with a funny tour guide. Temperature in the cave is 12... read more

Reviewed 31 August 2018
via mobile
Surprisingly good

Wasn't expecting much from this tour. The cave tour is done with a guide who only speaks in dutch... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2018
Gorleston-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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Daalhemerweg 27, 6301 BJ Valkenburg, The Netherlands
+31 43 820 0040
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Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

Place worth to see! Velvet Cave is really interesting! I saw something like this for the first time in my life. Guide speaks only Dutch. If someone doesn’t speak Dutch it’s a pity, because the story about this place is really interesting! It would be...More

Thank mon_kieras
Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

The tour isn't in English so you are provided with the information before hand. The guide did speak a bit of English but with the help of a phone torch we could follow the paper guide. It was really interesting how the caves have been...More

Thank FCC186342
Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

The tour in the cave was interesting , with a funny tour guide. Temperature in the cave is 12 degrees celsius constantly, so cool during hot summer and comfortly in cold winter. Take this in mind when you have young children. The view over valkenburgis...More

Thank Jkwl
Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

Castle is good offering great views of town with well written signage in English as well as Dutch. The caves however are a different story. Don't go with kids under 7 or 8 yrs old as a minimum and make sure you are fluent in...More

Thank IAN L
Reviewed 20 August 2018

Wasn't expecting much from this tour. The cave tour is done with a guide who only speaks in dutch. You are given a good English guide sheet before the start & I recommend that you read it all before you go in, as it's too...More

Thank moranj1708
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

I went with my 4 year old yesterday. We ended up on a Dutch tour but they gave us a sheet of paper with info on it so we could understand some of what was being said. The tour lasted an hour and the caves...More

Thank Rjones2014
Reviewed 26 July 2018

We explored the ruins first and did the cave tour after. The ruins are interesting to see who they were constructed. Most of the castle is limestone blocks removed from the caves. The cave tour was excellent. Certain times during the day the have an...More

Thank MikeS631
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Decided against this tour as we couldn’t understand the guide... they spoke in English to us before the tour....but the tour is only in Dutch Strange

Thank lindy59
Reviewed 4 June 2018

From a purely historical and geographical perspective the tour of the caves was both interesting and fascinating. The tour guides are well versed but depending on the make-up of the group you may find yourself with the tour in Dutch - however visitors are given...More

2  Thank mswiseguy
Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

Sorry for the pun, but this place was really awesome!! Besides the amazing cave drawings and the interesting history behind the whole cave, the tour guides were amazing! Just beware because the cave is always 12°C (even during summer). From my experience, THEY DO have...More

1  Thank nikkizlopez
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Rebecca P
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Response from Lynn135 | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, I'm sorry I don't know if it's open at other times of the year. I go specifically for the pre Christmas holiday and the caves have markets in them, food, drinks, gifts you name it. They are lovely but perhaps you... More
cherry p
21 October 2015|
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Response from Doug C | Reviewed this property |
I have been to both, and while both are excellent, Cologne has more appeal I think because it is held next to the cathedral. I also don't recall having Glu Wine at the Dutch Market. I have not used either coach line.
Anne B
21 September 2015|
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Response from Chris W | Reviewed this property |
I saw others who were a bit challenged in mobility & they had no difficulty.