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Kasteelruine en Fluweelengrot in Valkenburg

For posterity

Valkenburg Castle Foundation has existed since 1924 and aims to preserve the Velvet Cave and the Castle Ruin of Valkenburg for posterity in the state they are now in and to keep both monuments safe and accessible.

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!

The Velvet Cave has many secrets. Discover a treasure trove of impressive wall murals, inscriptions, strange sculptures in the soft marlstone walls and a romantic chapel dating from the French period (18th century).

Want to relax after an exciting climb to the ruins? You can have a drink or bite while enjoying a delightful view in our restaurant overseeing Valkenburg and the hilltop castle

Daalhemerweg 27 | 6301 BJ Valkenburg aan de Geul

Gratis toegang met de museumkaart!

Daalhemerweg 27 | 6301 BJ Valkenburg aan de Geul

Dear visitor

The Castle Ruins and Velvet Cave remain closed until further notification.

Unfortunately, as a result of recent national reports and issued guidelines with regard to the coronavirus, the Castle Ruins and Velvet Cave will remain closed until further notice.