A magical Christmas in Christmas Town Valkenburg ✨

Do you know where to find the ultimate Christmas spectacle of the year? That's right: in Valkenburg! From mid-November through early January, this cozy town is transformed into a true Christmas Town full of lights, good atmosphere, music and delicious food. Both above ground and below! Christmas Town Valkenburg is much more than just Christmas markets. We would love to take you through the 10 most fun things to do in Christmas Town Valkenburg. Experience the magic for yourself!

Christmas Town Valkenburg

© Christmas Town Valkenburg

Christmas market Gemeentegrot

When thinking of Christmas Town Valkenburg, the underground Christmas markets will probably come to mind. It's no wonder, because the oldest, largest and most-visited underground Christmas market in Europe is found in the Gemeentegrot in Valkenburg. The marlstone hallways are stylishly lighted and full of infinite stalls. And the experience wouldn't be complete without the mulled wine and other winter delicacies, of course. Perfect for real Christmas enthusiasts!

Christmas Town Valkenburg

© Christmas Town Valkenburg

Christmas Market Fluweelengrot

You will not only find an underground Christmas market in the Gemeentegrot, because the Fluwelengrot is also filled to the brim with lights, Christmas trees, decorations and stalls. An enchanting experience if you ask us. It's good to keep in mind that the Fluweelengrot is wheelchair-accessible and that dogs are not allowed.

Christmas Town Valkenburg

© Christmas Town Valkenburg

Route d'Amuse

Want to enjoy delicious meals and explore the amazing South Limburg landscape at the same time? Join the Route d'Amuse. You pick a route to walk and receive a delicous amuse at various catering venues along the way. Enjoying Burgundian delights during a culinary walk: how great is that?  Especially during the most cheerful time of year!

Christmas Town Valkenburg

© Christmas Town Valkenburg

Santa's Village

In addition to the underground Christmas markets, Valkenburg also has a Christmas market on the surface: Santa's Village. Walk along wooden chalets full of Christmas accessories, Christmas gifts, warm waffles, 'oliebollen', crepes, churros, hot chocolate and mulled wine. On top of this, there's a good chance you will run into Santa here.

Christmas Town Valkenburg

© Christmas Town Valkenburg

Christmas in MergelRijk

Christmas in MergelRijk is something you must see! Admire the life-size marlstone sculptures, unique Christmas villages and the miniature Christmas story measuring 25 meters. All of this, once again, can be found in a cave. This makes it extra impressive and magical.

Christmas Town Valkenburg

© Christmas Town Valkenburg

Winter Wonderland

The most beautiful nativity scene in Europe? You will find it in the underground marlstone hallways of the Wilhelmina Quarry. Tip: go for a ride on the funicular, enjoy a breathtaking view of Valkenburg and admire the largest lighted Christmas tree in Limburg: the Wilhelmina Tower. Another recommendation? Race down the toboggan track: Winter Wonderland is a fun experience for all age groups!

Christmas Town Valkenburg

© Christmas Town Valkenburg

Christmas Parade

Admire the decorated parade floats and groups of dancers in stunning costumes during the Christmas Parade. You can visit this enchanting parade through the narrow and old streets of the town twice per week. One of the major attractions of Christmas Town Valkenburg!

Christmas Town Valkenburg

© Christmas Town Valkenburg

Christmas Shadow Lights route

Want to discover the highlights of Valkenburg in a unique way? Follow the Christmas Shadow Lights route, presenting you with the highlights of the town in various displays. A special walk during Christmas Town Valkenburg!

Christmas Town Valkenburg

© Christmas Town Valkenburg

Frosty Fairy Tale

A fairy tale forest in winter atmospheres, that describes Frosty Fairty Tale! Here you can enjoy amazing fairy tales, magical lights and Christmas wreaths. Ready for a ride? Step onto the carousel, the swing ship, the swing ride or another ride. Absolutely recommended for the children!

Christmas Town Valkenburg

Kribkes walk Schin op Geul

There's a magical Christmas atmosphere not just in Valkenburg, but around it as well! In the village of Schin op Geul, for instance, where our holiday park Résidence Valkenburg is located. Here, you can follow the Kribkes walk: a six-kilometer walk along 13 'kribkes' (nativity scenes). You will pass various locations along the way where you can enjoy a warm drink or a Christmas delicacy. A benefit: you will get to know the diverse nature along the meandering Geul.

Spending the night at Résidence Valkenburg

As you can see, there is so much to see, do, taste and experience in Christmas Town Valkenburg. It's for good reason that they say on their website: 'In Valkenburg, Christmas doesn't last 2 but rather 51 days.' Consider spending a weekend or midweek in South Limburg, spend the night at Résidence Valkenburg and visit the Christmas Town for several days. You can be in Valkenburg after a drive of 10 minutes! After a day full of impressions, you can unwind here at a comfortable holiday home. Fully furnished and with optional luxurious extras to book, such as a spa or sauna. That will make your stay extra magical!

Bring some light to the darkest time of year and visit Christmas Town Valkenburg! 🎅

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