In the southernmost part of Dutch South Limburg, hidden between the moss green hills lies a special place: Valkenburg aan de Geul. In the heart of the protected nature reserve Heuvelland, the marlstad sparkles with its rich tourist tradition. The five-star landscape with Valkenburg as ‘Tuscany on the Geul’ has been a major attraction for domestic and foreign guests for over 125 years. Because of its central location in Euregio, you almost literally feel the heartbeat of Europe, a stone's throw away from international attractions such as Maastricht, Aachen, Liège, Hasselt and Tongeren.
SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE
Valkenburg offers something for everyone. We have Spa & Wellness with the first Spa of the Netherlands, Arts & Culture with, for example, the castles and marl caves, Nature with the beautiful hilly landscape and also in the Culinary area, Valkenburg has a lot to offer with the many restaurants and pubs in the cozy center of the town. In addition, Valkenburg is, of course, the best known cycling city in The Netherlands. It was host to five World Championships Road Cycling, a stage city in the Tour de France twice, host of the European Championships and the annual Amstel Gold Race and the Cauberg Cyclo-Cross. An impressive list to which the 2018 UCI Cyclo-Cross World Championships is added.