Christmas in Valkenburg's caves

Christmas in Valkenburg's caves

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The 31st Christmas cave markets – located at the foot of the well-known Cauberg are the largest, oldest and most visited underground Christmas markets in Europe.

Start the festive season by heading to Valkenburg where you'll be amazed by the beautiful settings and decor, which are in complete harmony with the countless stalls offering Christmas gifts and other luxuries. The spacious, long drawn-out galleries that characterise this cave invite you to while away the hours against a musical backdrop in Christmas caves equipped with excellent facilities.

Lights, Christmas trees and wonderful decorations…

Visit the attractive and cosy Christmas Markets in the caves between 18 November and 23 December. Now the 19th edition, the markets are larger than ever with over more than 50 shops. A visit to the Christmas Markets in the caves is more than viewing beautiful decorations alone; on your tour of the caves you can enjoy the impressive mural paintings, sculptures, the unique 18th century chapel, market stalls with Christmas gift items, ancient trades and a cosy catering establishment. Experience the festive Christmas atmosphere at the Christmas Markets in Valkenburg's caves.

Christmas in Valkenburg

Date & Time:
Friday 18 November to Friday 23 December 2016
Monday– Thursday 10:00 - 20:00
Friday – Saturday 10:00 - 21:00
Sunday 10:00 - 20:00
Friday 23 December 11:00 - 18:00

Cauberg 4
6301 BT Valkenburg, The Netherlands

Tel: +31 (0)6 555 21915 / +31 (0)6 285 62110

Tickets are EUR 7 for adults.
Children under the age of 5 may enter for free.
Tickets for children over the age of 12 are EUR 5. 

Castle Ruins

During the Christmas season, the Castle Ruins are also open to the public. For open times visit the website. (The foundation presereves the right to close the Castle Ruins when dangerous due to wether conditions.)

Christmas Parade

Illuminated and magical Christmas floats, and beautifully costumed dancers, parade through the charming city of Valkenburg twice a week during this period.

The parade can be seen on:
- Wednesdays: 23 & 30 November and 7, 14, 21, & 28 December at 19:00.
- Saturdays: 19 & 20 November and 3, 10, & 17 December at 19:30.
- Friday 23 December at 19:30.

On Friday 30 December 2016 the Christmas Parade will mobile one last time through the streets of Sibbe.

For an overview of the route of the Christmas Parade please visit the website:

For more information, please go to

Photo credit: Kerststad Valkenburg

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