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Cave climbing tour

Crawl through, sneak through
Grotklautertocht in de Fluweelengrot

Fairytalelike surrounding

Underneath and around the castleruins of Valkenburg we created a fantastic climbingtrip. Going up and down in the fairytalelike surroundings of the cavesystem with an unique atmosphere. Numerous abstacles have to be overtaken in order to reach the end. The tour is suited for everyone. Everyone is free to chose wether or not he wants to take part in each seperate activity.

Crawl through, sneak through

During the entire tour you will be in the secret medieval escape passages from the castle ruins. Sometimes those corridors are wide and high, sometimes narrow and low. By stares and ladders you will move through this underground maze to get from one part of the tour to anonther.

Via ferrata

This Italian expression is used for easy climbs in the Alps, where climbers use ladders and steel cabels to reach the summit. We have created our own via ferrata in our caves which you can explore.


One of the highlights in this tour. From the impressing castle ruins you’ll descend into the castle’s old, 30 meter deep well. You’ll reach the old escaperoutes of the knights and continue the tour through the caves. An unique experience!

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Visit the oldest cave (marlstone quarry excavation) in South Limburg.

Castle Ruins


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

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