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Relive the stirring history of the many sieges, destructions and dominions of knights such as Walram de Rosse, Gosewijn, and the Dukes of Brabant, until the final destruction of the castle on 10 December 1672 at the hands of Stadtholder Willem III. The remains of the castle ruins have stood as a quiet reminder of the proud fortress here at this prominent place in the Geul Valley ever since.

Back to the Middle Ages

The rich history of the Middle Ages lives again with a visit to the Castle Ruins in Valkenburg aan de Geul, and its history dating back to the 11th century! Towers jut skyward from the ruins of the once so imposing castle, the Netherlands’ only hilltop castle, looking out over the little fortress town below.

Quarters of the ruins

Visiting these historic remains of Valkenburg Castle, you can wander from the Great Hall to the defensive towers, from the dungeon to the old chapel, and from the artillery room to the subterranean escape passages to the Velvet Cave.

Knights

Relive the stirring history of the many sieges, destructions and dominions of knights such as Walram de Rosse, Gosewijn, and the Dukes of Brabant, until the final destruction of the castle on 10 December 1672 at the hands of Stadtholder Willem III. The remains of the castle ruins have stood as a quiet reminder of the proud fortress here at this prominent place in the Geul Valley ever since.

Visit

Visit www.kasteelvalkenburg.nl/en for the current entrance fees and opening hours of the castle ruins.

Route to the Velvet Cave cash desk (appr. 10 min)

• Take the stairs or elevator down.
• Walk through the glass building.
• Turn left and stay on the pavement.
• After 200 meters, past the stairs, the cash desk is on your left.
• Register at the cash desk for a place at one of the tours*.

* A tour through the Velvet Cave takes appr. 50 minutes and ends on the Castle Ruins.
* Starting times of the tours: see opening times.

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Earbuds available

There are earbuds available for €1.50 at the checkout. CAUTION! The earbuds are not suitable for the iPhone 10 or later.

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  • Sheila

    3 out of 5 rating 07-21-2019

    we toured during our visit to family, from the USA. Our only disappointment was we bought earbuds to listen in English on my phone, but had no wifi in the caves or around the ruins.

  • Luc

    1 out of 5 rating 05-14-2019

    Nergens een QR code te bespeuren

  • Karin

    1 out of 5 rating 04-05-2019

    Ruïne is mooi, maar ik heb geen enkele QR code gezien. Gelukkig zijn er bordjes met uitleg.

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