Valkenburg

Tourist attraction

Valkenburg is located in the municipality of Valkenburg aan de Geul and is the beating heart of the protected Heuvelland nature reserve. With its rich tourist tradition, the marlstone town has been a major attraction for more than 135 years. Around the impressive castle ruins and above the centuries-old corridor systems, the charming medieval city center is full of terraces and shops. And all of this is surrounded by boundless green nature, moss-green hills and beautiful views. Valkenburg is approximately 45 km from Parc Maasresidence Thorn. The perfect destination for a day trip.

You have probably seen a Christmas market before. But have you ever seen one that is partially hidden in a cave? The enchanting light decorations in the cave together with the charming, old, little houses, make the Christmas market at Valkenburg truly exceptional. Discover the sparkling lights, the charming little stalls, and the thunderous Christmas parade!  
    • Marlstone town
    • Tourist attraction
    • Medieval city center
    • Castle ruins
    • Cozy terraces
    • Perfect day out
    • Christmas market in a cave  
    • Christmas parade
    • Enchanting lighting  

Caves and Castle Ruins

Valkenburg has been attracting tourists like a magnet for centuries. Visitors come for the mines and caves adorned with paintings from the Roman era. The castle towers high above Valkenburg, the only one of its kind in The Netherlands. Today only remnants of the castle remain, dating back to the eleventh century, but the castle ruins offer a breathtaking view even in this state.

Family Park

You will experience plenty of excitement in the Haunted Castle and the roller coaster in De Valkenier amusement park. Younger children can also enjoy the attractions in the Fairytale Forest and see Snoopie the Clown's various clown shows.
During summer months, a toboggan guarantees fun adventures at top speed.

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DÜSSELDORF

Just across the Dutch border you will find attractive cities, definitely worth a visit such as Düsseldorf in Germany. You can get there in less than an hour from Parc Maasresidence Thorn ...

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Stevensweert

Stevensweert is an old fortified town founded by the spaniards. The fortifications can still be recognized in the town's unique geometric street pattern ...

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Wessem

Near the park, east of Thorn, there is a serene little town called Wessem. From Parc Maasresidence Thorn you can cycle to the village of Wessem in just a few minutes.
Located on the river Meuse in a beautiful rural area it boasts of a gorgeous old city centre...

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Weert

In just 20 minutes you can get from the park to the pleasant city of Weert, also known as 'the gateway to Limburg', due to its location in North Brabant. Tip: from the park, don’t take the route over the highway, but the one running along the villages of Baexem and Mildert, for example ...

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