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Interesting history behind MergelRijk Cave

It was wonderful to discover this cave's origin and history. It was a pleasant self-guided tour and... read more

Reviewed 19 December 2017
Antwerp, Belgium

These sculptures are amazing; they are so life like and a lot of time and effort must have gone... read more

Reviewed 12 December 2017
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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MergelRijk is a new adventure for young and old: an exciting and incredibly multifaceted experience in the caverns beneath Valkenburg. This unique attraction enlightens you about all features and aspects of marlstone and underground caverns through...more
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Daalhemerweg 31a, 6301 BJ Valkenburg, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 14 September 2018

This was a fun place to visit. I enjoyed the self guided tour. It was fun to carve a small piece of stone that you can keep. We enjoyed the "cave" beer in the cafe at the enterance.

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Reviewed 19 December 2017

It was wonderful to discover this cave's origin and history. It was a pleasant self-guided tour and the sculptures were interesting. The explanations were very good. Nice with the Christmas decorations added to it during Christmas time. A pity that this cave is not better...More

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Reviewed 15 December 2017

After seeing the sand sculptures 2 years ago we decided to revisit and we were not disappointed. Each year seems to have a different theme and this year it was related to epic films. They do a wonderful job and the sculptures are amazing. I...More

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Reviewed 12 December 2017

These sculptures are amazing; they are so life like and a lot of time and effort must have gone into sculpting them. Well worth a visit combined with a cable car ride.

Thank Jan5660
Reviewed 2 December 2017

I usually go to Valkenburg for the Christmas markets (in the caves), the Christmas parade and the Sand Caves for the sculptures. Everything is brilliant and I've already covered much of it. The Sand Caves are a must see, it's also worth paying that bit...More

Thank Lynn135
Reviewed 18 June 2017

Fascinating exhibition. Christmas theme when we saw it - Christmas market season! Some incredible sculptures and scenes, and a good guide to the exhibits. Worth combing this this with a visit to the Municipals Cave for the Market. Can be done as a 'day trip'...More

Thank _aytandr
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

When in Limburg you have to visit these caves. The sculptures are impressive. We learned a lot about the history. Unfortunately the written signs are in Dutch, so difficult for visitors from abroad. At some places they have explanations in foreign languages. Next month we...More

Thank AndreZw
Reviewed 15 April 2017

There are tours underground with silent trains every hour from 11 am and these take you deep underground. There are loads of paintings and carvings and really worth visit. Pity the guide only gives information in Dutch but even so the cost of under 8...More

Thank John B
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

A very well laid out and informative experience. The stone carving section would be great for familes.

Thank Igbot
Reviewed 5 December 2016

During our weekend stay in Valkenburg, we booked tickets for Christmas in Mergelrijk. It was rather a climb to reach but we enjoyed in all fullness. We liked the workshop building somthing from stone as well

Thank Bulamu
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Response from _aytandr | Reviewed this property |
Not sure - but I don't remember seeing any there.