FAQ Christmas Caves

Questions about your visit to the Christmas Caves

What are the COVID-19 measures in the caves (ventilation, mouth mask, distance, walking routes, etc.)?

  • Coronavirus entry pass: for access to all activities and attractions, Christmas markets and Christmas caves and restaurants, the CoronaCheck app will be used and a valid QR code and proof of identity are required to gain access. For more information on the CoronaCheck app click here.
  • Wearing a face mask: wearing a face mask is mandatory at all events (the Christmas markets and Christmas caves), in stores and restaurants.
  • 1.5 meters distance: it is mandatory to keep 1.5 meters distance from other visitors. The capacity of the Christmas caves has been adjusted accordingly.

Am I obliged to wear a face mask in the Christmas caves?
Yes, as of 28 November it is obligatory to wear a face mask in the Christmas caves. 

What is the estimated time that people will be present in a cave as we now have to book an arrival time and want to buy other tickets?

Count on a visit time of approx. 1 to 1.5 hours per cave.

Are the caves accessible during Christmas in Valkenburg for wheelchair users and disabled people?

The Christmas Markets in the Municipal Cave and in the Velvet Cave are wheelchair-accessible. Unfortunately, it is currently not possible to visit MergelRijk and Winter Wonderland with a wheelchair, walker or pram. Please contact the relevant organization if any special requests occur.

Am I allowed to take my dog into the caves?

No, unfortunately it is not permitted to take your four-legged friend (or any other pet) underground, neither in a dog stroller or carrier. This is for the safety of both people and animals. Fortunately, there are plenty of cozy outdoor cafes where someone from your party could wait with the dog.

Kerstmarkt Gemeentegrot 6 (Eleven Media)
Kerstmarkt Fluweelengrot 8