ABOUT THE MUNICIPAL CAVE IN VALKENBURG
In Valkenburg, or more precisely, underneath Valkenburg, lies a fascinating world: the Municipal Cave (‘Gemeentegrot’), visited by many people each year. Exploitation of the cave started about 2,000 years ago, when the Romans needed the marl from the soil to use it as building material. You will be amazed at nature’s primal power to adapt and change.
Thanks to fossils and shell layers, those natural conditions from far before the Christian era are clearly visible. Next to that, the Municipal Cave (‘Gemeentegrot’) offers an interesting overview of different expressions of art and living circumstances of innumerable generations of people. You will see murals and plaques through which you can have a taste of the past.
You will also discover the relics of things that routed people built in the cave when they used it as a hiding-place. This combination of nature and culture results in a unique story, which becomes even more interesting by the mystery of the dark maze of underground passages. If you visit Limburg, you should definitely come and discover the Municipal Cave (‘Gemeentegrot’) in Valkenburg aan de Geul!
All information about opening hours, entrance fees and guided tours can be found on this website. If you have any other questions, please contact us directly or via our contact form on the ‘Contact’ page. If you plan to visit with a group, please notify us in time.