When you bring kids to Valkenburg there is lots of fun for them too.
For instance in amusementspark de Valkenier .
With only €5 as entry fee for all attractions except the minicars and roundtrip Valkenburg it is the best priced park of Europe.
They are open all summer from 10:00-17:00.
From here you can see the whole of southern Limburg province. Even Maastricht and as far as Belgium is visible. Also Heerlen town and Vaals are visible.
Beautiful view on the ruins and the town itselve. This is also a café-restaurant. The entrance to the top is free.
Daily 10.30 hrs to 18.00 hrs
Early and late season:
Mon-Fri.: 12.00 hrs to 17.00 hrs
Sat/Sun: 10.30 hrs to 17.00 hrs
The only chairlift going up a hill and only toboggan run in the Netherlands as fa as I know.
So this is a unique event to do! People won't believe you as you say I came done a Dutch Hill in a toboggan sled!
Very nice to do go up with the chairlift and make a few rides It's sheer fun.
-11 years € 2,50 p.p.
12 years and older € 3,50 p.p.
Toboggan = 2 rides
1 child till 8 years together with an adult € 3,50 p.p.
8 years and older € 2,50 p.p.
The prehistorische monstergrot :
A cave with dinosaur statues. Only open in summer. a great kids attraction.
Since 2005 the prehistoric monstercave is closed! The dinosaur statues and neanderthal objects are moved to the Valkenier. They will form a new attraction in the amusentspark. The amusentpark for younger children has the same owner as the monstercave. The price of the amusentpark is not raised.
The cave itself is owned by the municipality and it is not known yet what is going to happen here.
A nice themepark for your kids until 8 years of age, not suited for larger kids in my opinion. A kind of tableaus of wellknown fairy tales, a nice play ground, a western town. A wild water ride and karting in a grotto.
I think it's a bit expensive for the time you will spend here, which will be 2 hours at the most, but that is only my humble opinion!
Open from 10:00 to 17:00 hrs.
Sun. and holidays to 18:00 hrs.
For dates look at there website, only open during summerseason.
-Children and Adults € 7.95
The spacious indoor and outdoor pools with thermal water from the resort’s own springs at a temperature of approx. 33°C, the whirlpools and underwater massage are situated in beautiful surroundings on the top of the Cauberg, a resort where you will relax mentally and physically. The sauna complex comprises several indoor and outdoor saunas, steam rooms, a solarium and a juice bar.
Thermae 2000 also offers accommodation in Thermaetel, which has 60 comfortable rooms and junior suites with garden terraces. Forget all your cares and relax fully in these refreshing and pleasant surroundings.
Zuid Limburgse Stoomtrein Maatschappij
Just train along between the hills of our southernmost province. There are several old trains to drive with.
Train stations along the way:
Former NS-station Simpelveld
Schin op Geul:
NS-station Schin op Geul
NS-station Kerkrade Centrum
You can take a chairlift up the hill to the Wilhelmina Tower.
A retour ticket is 3.50 euro, 2.50 euro for kids under 12.
On top of the hill you can make a ride on a toboggan/bobsled or visit the Wilhelmina Tower.
It may pay off to get a combi-ticket for both the chairlift and the toboggan rides!
Alternatively, you can take the stairs up the hill, they are to the right of hotel Atlanta (Neerhem 20).
Op top of the hill with the Wilhelmina Tower, you can make a ride with a toboggan/bobsled.
You can get on top of the hill using the chairlift (Neerhem 44, http://www.kabelbaan.nl/) or take the stairs next to hotel Atlanta (Neerhem 20, http://www.hotelatlanta.nl/).
NB: The more coins you buy for the toboggan ride, the cheaper they get!
All kinds of amusement for yourselve and your kids. Great rides, Little horses circuit
Waterbikes, Fountains, Minicars, Oldtimer circuit, Playgrounds, Bath filled with balls etc. etc.
Open from about half of april to half of september and certain days in late septmber and october.
10.00-17.00 hrs. or 18.00 hrs. depending on period.
-Everyone of 2 yrs. to 60 yrs. € 6.50
-Senior citizens (60+); € 3,50
In Valkenburg they have a great simple place for children. Fairytale land Valkenburg offers for the youngest among us a nice combination of attractions. Fairytales is the keyword here and one steps from one to another in this small park that offers a good afternoon's entertainment. In an attempt to keep up with the "Efteling" and "Disney" they added few spectacular attractions too. A waterslide and a ship might be able to satisfied the teenagers a little, but it keeps being a park for 10 years old and under.
Enjoy a magnificent view over Valkenburg with the chairlift.
This chairlift will take u up to a height of 90 mtrs.
You can slide down the hill after with a length of 325 and 375 mtrs