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Christmas Market Velvet Cave

The most ambient Christmas market in the Netherlands!

Underneath the ruined castle of Valkenburg, centuries-old corridors meander through the yellow marlstone. The Christmas market, that spreads its stalls through the caves each year, makes a visit to the Velvet Cave (Fluweelengrot) even more enchanting.

Next to the 50 beautifully decorated stalls with surprising Christmas items, you can also admire historical charcoal drawings and other cave art on the carved marlstone walls. Fragrances of typical Christmas market delicacies infuse the inviting, underground catering square: welcome!

Kerstmarkt Fluweelengrot (1)
Kerstmarkt Fluweelengrot
Kerstmarkt Fluweelengrot 10 (Eleven Media)

Visit the Velvet Cave!

Prepare and plan your visit in advance. Please note that the cave does not have a ticket office. You have to buy your tickets for the Christmas market in the Velvet Cave online. The Velvet Cave is wheelchair accessible and dogs are not allowed.