Falcons and falconry are traditionally connected to Valkenburg and its castle. Since the middle ages Falcons where used because of their ingenious hunting skills. From this area falconry has been spread around the whole of Europe.
Nowadays the fascinations about falcons and other birds of prey is still alive: the birds preying high up in the air leave a big impression one everyone below. Contact with birds of prey is not very logical. Birds of prey fled from humans, because they think humans are their biggest enemy of them. On the television everyone sees the awesome mystical hovering from eagles, the high speed wild chases and diving falcons.
The show with the birds of prey on the Castle Ruins of Valkenburg will be display by our Belgian falconer Etienne, who will also tell enthusiastic about his prides, his birds. He will show you his falcons, buzzard, hawk and an eagle. You will be able to see those birds nearby. Probably it might be possible to take a photo with one of those birds on your hand.
This years demonstrations are at the next dates:
Shows will start at 13:00 and 16:00 hour