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Of the Castle ruins and the Velvet Cave
Kasteelruine en Fluweelengrot in Valkenburg

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There is much to see and experience at the Castle Ruin and Velvet Cave. To see as much as possible, we recommend planning your visit well.

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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!

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.