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South Limberg

Valkenburg will once again be turned into an unmatched Christmas Feast. The whole town will be beautifully decorated. Visit the Christmas Parade on wednesday’s and saturday’s and meet Santa Claus.
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! Experience also Europe’s most astonishing Underground Nativity Scene and Sand Sculpture Exhibit within the spectacular Wilhelmina Caves in Valkenburg

The oldest and largest subterranean Christmas market in Europe!

Valkenburg’s annual Christmas Market, held as usual in its underground grotto. Many hundreds of thousands of visitors have already passed through its labyrinth of passages to take advantage of the seasonal market’s special atmosphere. 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.

By coach:
Special signs will direct coaches to a central set-down and pick-up point about 500 yards from the municipal grotto.

Opening times
Mon - Thur 11.00 - 20.00
Fri - Sat 10.00 - 21.00
Sun 10.00 - 20.00
Wed 23rd December
11.00 -18.00

T +49 (931) 37 23 35
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Valkenburg Christmas Market
How to say "Merry Christmas" in Dutch: Vrolijk Kerstfeest en een Gelukkig Nieuwjaar! or Zalig Kerstfeest

Local dishes: Steak, chicken and fish, along with filling soups and stews, are staple fare in the Netherlands. Specialities include gerookte paling (smoked eel) and broodje makreel (mackerel in a roll).

Funny fact: A national campaign against swearing has started in Holland. Railway stations have started to display signs that say: "Missed your train? Cursing doesn't help!"

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