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Events in Valkenburg

Large carnival parade in Valkenburg


Come and see the large carnival parade in the city centre of Valkenburg!

Start at 13.11 hours 

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Light parade in Valkenburg (Valkenburg aan de Geul)


Come and watch the light parade in Valkenburg on 28 February!

Start at 20.33 hours

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Carnavalsball ‘Auw Wieverbal 2016’


One of the absolute highlights of carnival in South Limburg, the Auw Wieverbal! An extremely popular event that will be taking place for the 52nd time this year. There are various locations where activities will be taking place in the center of town. The Walramplein is the most important one. 

Every top artist from Limburg will be performing during this event in Valkenburg. The spectacular finale will be on the Walramplein at 0.00 pm. 

For the entire programme please check the website (in Dutch).

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News from Valkenburg

  • KiV 2015: A unique Art Exhibition

    Saturday March 14th marks the opening of KiV that stands for Art in Valkenburg. The Art exhibition will be held for the 8th year running and this time there will also be an exhibit in the open air at the St Gerlach Castle!

    KiV indoors: Between Saturday March 14th and Sunday March 29th
    KiV outdoors: Between Saturday March 14th and Sunday September 27th

  • Red Bull Soapbox Race in Valkenburg: for the first time on the famous Cauberg!

    Put the 16th May 2015 in your diary when the steep Cauberg hill sets the scene for the Dutch edition of the Red Bull Soapbox race! The youngest F1 driver in the world, Max Verstappen, will also be there!

    Join in! You can register until Friday, March 30th on the website www.redbullzeepkistenrace.nl.

Gift from Valkenburg


Hiking Package with lunch!

Like us on Facebook and you could end up winning a great outing complete with lunch in Valkenburg. We regularly raffle gifts from Valkenburg among our fans!

Valkenburg host of World Class Events

There are a number of events scheduled in Valkenburg of international interest! Check the website regularly to stay up to date, or like the Valkenburg Facebook Page to for more information.

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Getting to Valkenburg

Municipal Transportation
Valkenburg aan de Geul has its own station. Trains arrive four times per hour from Maastricht and Heerlen. Valkenburg is also accessible from Kerkrade and Aachen (Germany) by rail. Apart from the train there are also bus lines from Maastricht, Heerlen, Vaals and Sittard. For actual times check the special transportation website www.9292.nl (in Dutch but easy to understand).

By Car
Coming from Eindhoven: Follow the A2 motorway towards Maastricht and take the exit Valkenburg. Then it is just a question of following the road signs to Valkenburg.
Coming from Brussels: Follow the A3 motorway from Brussels to Liège. Once in Liège take the E25 towards Maastricht. Just past the town of Maastricht take the A79 in the direction of Valkenburg/Heerlen.
Coming from Germany (Cologne/Aachen): Take the motorway E314 and follow the signs to Heerlen, Valkenburg and Maastricht. Please use exit 3 Valkenburg-Houthem (not Valkenburg Centre). After the exit bear left towards Valkenburg following the signage.

Parking in Valkenburg

Where to park in Valkenburg? In the centre, you can park on the streets for limited period of time. In the parking lots, there is no limit in time.

Please click here for an overview of the different parking possibilities and prices.


Free Parking at P+R Maastricht Noord

You can easily park your car at the Maastricht North station. Twice per hour the train takes you to the famous old railway station in Valkenburg in just ten minutes. The perfect starting point for your city trip!