In addition to its theme parks and wonderful castle, Valkenburg is a fantastic place to visit during the festive season for a trip to remember. The Velvet Cave, with its stunning decorations, mural paintings, 18th century chapel and charming market stalls, is the perfect setting to experience the Christmas atmosphere. The municipal cave of Valkenburg – the largest and oldest underground Christmas Market in Europe – with its long galleries and beautiful décor is a great place to while away the hours and shop for that special gift. With Christmas parades, floats, dancers, choirs, bands, music groups and sheer enchantment, Valkenburg is a fantastic destination that truly captures the festive spirit!

This border town is also a popular destination for school music tours, with its eclectic influences from Holland, Belgium and Germany. As a community that has a large number of the population speaking English, Valkenburg is an ideal place for students to explore whilst chatting with the locals.