Valkenburg Warnings and Dangers

  • Don't touch
    Don't touch
    by pieter_jan_v
  • "left!", "no, other side", "what are you...
    by Jerelis
  • Entrance at your own risk
    Entrance at your own risk
    by pieter_jan_v

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    Don't touch

    by pieter_jan_v Written Dec 16, 2015

    When visiting the Valkenburg caves don't touch any of the drawings or displayed items.

    Also don't scratch the walls or write on them.

    The management will be pleased when you just explore the caves and use your eyes.

    Thanks in advance.

    Don't touch
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    The Gemeentegrot cave risk

    by pieter_jan_v Updated Dec 16, 2015

    In the Gemeentegrot cave the following warning text is written on the wall:

    In afwachting van de uitslag van het
    thans door deskundigen ingestelde
    onderzoek naar eventuele genees-
    krachtige werking van de atmos-
    feer in deze grot, kunt U slechts
    geheel op eigen risico om
    gezondsheidredenen in de
    grot verblijven. De gemeen-
    te kan vooralsnog geen enkele
    aansprakelijkheid aanvaarden
    voor eventuele nadelige gevolgen -
    in welke vorm dan ook- van een
    langdurig of herhaald verblijf
    in deze grot.

    In short: Entrance at your own risk.

    Entrance at your own risk
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    Don't forget the tour guide

    by pieter_jan_v Written Dec 16, 2015

    When exploring the caves on a tour, you might see this writing on the wall:

    een labyrint van gangen
    en spelonken
    waar eeuwen den zagen
    weerklonken,
    den rondgang maakt
    dat U dit ziet,
    dankt den gids,
    vergeet hem niet!

    It's just a reminder to reward the tour guide afterwards.

    Dankt den gids, vergeet hem niet!
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    Do drink enough!!!

    by Jerelis Written Oct 20, 2015

    For years, we have all been told of the importance of water. The general guideline has been to drink 2 litre of water each day. For a person who is not living an active lifestyle this may be enough, but if you are physically active, you need more water than that. That is especially true if you are hiking in the Callantsoog area due to the fact the average temperature is much higher than other areas and the landscape with its dunes will go up and down.

    Water is essential for everyone, especially if you are hiking. Water helps almost every part of the human body function properly. Our bodies are almost two-thirds water, and proper hydration is essential to keep your body functioning properly during the hike. Some of the things water does in the body are:
    * The brain is 75% water; even moderate dehydration can cause headaches and dizziness;
    * Water regulates body temperature, which is especially important here in the area where the temperatures can be so brutal;
    * Water carries nutrients and oxygen to all cells in the body
    * Blood is 92% water;
    * Water protects and cushions vital organs;
    ·* Water converts food into energy (which is something you will need on a 3 to 4 hour hike…);
    * Muscles are 75% water, and you will use many muscles on a trail as you climb above the desert floor.

    You really need it ...
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    Reading a map!

    by Jerelis Written Oct 20, 2015

    Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus, the catchy title of the 1992 bestseller by John Gray, succinctly expresses an ancient dilemma. What--if anything--do men's and women's brains do differently?

    The general statement that men and women respond and behave differently under the same circumstances is true; For example, from the crib, male babies tend to be more aggressive and females more passive. As adults, in spatial operations, men have the edge in such skills as negotiating a maze, reading a map, and quickly discriminating between right and left. Men also perform better than women when asked to visualize an object and imagine rotating it. On the other hand, women tend to perform better than men when asked to look at objects of different shapes, sizes, and colors, and then to group them in some order.

    This still doesn't explain why Paulien turns the map all around when I'm asking for the road to travel, while I like the map at one point so I can better visualize our position. Help!

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    Take money or don't take kids with you....

    by tompt Written Dec 21, 2003

    When going to the christmas markets in the caves there are many gadgets for sale. If you want to take your (or anybody elses) kids there be prepared to take some money with you.........

    In this case we bought our nieces a clip they can wear for christmas which has seveal colored lights in it.
    On the picture Suzan is showing it like it is a magic colored ball.

    Magic costs money.....

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    Parking Spaces

    by Imaniac Written Oct 25, 2003

    It is really hard to park your car in Valkenburg center. If you wanna park your car there, you might end up spending 30 minutes looking for a spot. Best thing is to park your car a bit outside the center and walk, or in Maastricht and take the train. The train only costs a few bucks and takes you there in like 10 minutes.

    Website: http://www.ns.nl

    Parking Space

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    parking

    by tompt Written Sep 1, 2003

    Parking is not easy in Valkenburg. Almost every street is parking for licenseholders only. You can obtain a license if you live in Valkenburg. So visitors are depending on the parkinglots. Every parkinglot is payed parking.

    Unless you stay in a hotel, which mostly offer free parking for guests, you should calcute some parking money in your budget.

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    Warm sweater

    by Mique Written Sep 1, 2003

    If you plan to vist the caves, remember to take somethign with you like a sweater or a coat. Inside it is always the same temperature but that is too cold to walk around in comfortably just wearing a t-shirt.. (unless your called Roy..:-)

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    Allow time to park!

    by Mique Written Sep 1, 2003

    Finding a parking spot was really difficult. Maybe there are sneaky, tucked away places but if you don't know where you have to park and therefor rely on the big parking areas. count in enough time to drive around for a whle. All in all it cost us at least half an hour to find parking places for all 3 cars!

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    This is a very touristic place

    by Pavlik_NL Updated Aug 3, 2003

    For those who despice places that are overrun by tourists, Valkenburg is definately not the place to be. It is very very busy and in the high season it is booming and buzzing with tourists. Mainly Dutch (that feel to be in a foreign town), but also Belgian, Germans and many other nationalities.
    Not going to Valkenburg however contains missing out on a few highlights of Southern Limburg and a very nice atmosphere hanging around the busy streets.

    Ilja NOT taking rest on bench nor enjoy the view

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