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Valkenburg

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Things to do: spas, historic sites, nature
Characterized by the ruins of a castle in the middle of the city, Valkenburg has an old-world charm. Visitors come here mostly for the replicated Roman catacombs, medieval church, and Gothic-style churches. Surrounded by the hilly countryside of Limburg, the city serves as a base for hiking and biking tours. Several times a year, bikers flock to Valkenburg for its renowned cycling events. The city has hosted the Amstel Gold Race, the UCI Road Cycling World Championship, and had a stage finish for the 1992 and 2006 Tour de France. Find what you're looking for from your Valkenburg holiday, by planning the whole thing with us using our handy The Netherlands itinerary builder.
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A small town popular with both domestic and foreign tourists, Valkenburg provides rooms for every budget and taste. Hotels located in the town center offer comfortable lodgings a walk away from Valkenburg's famous spa and casino. Space and privacy in this part of town come at a price, so if you have a tight budget for your visit, consider staying at one of the surrounding area's guesthouses. Alternatively, visit Valkenburg from the nearby city of Maastricht, which offers everything from low-cost hostels to stylish boutique hotels.
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