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Tickets

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Welcome to the best Cave of Valkenburg recommended by worldwide visitors!

At MergelRijk you’ll discover the most beautiful Cave in Valkenburg and you really experience everything about caves and marl. The rich history of the marl caves comes to life along the way through beautiful marl and sand sculptures.
You will learn how the marl layer was created about 65 million years ago and you will experience how the block breakers removed the marl from the mountain and thus the marl caves were created. You can see what the marl and caves were used for in the past and for which the special rock is still used. One of the highlights that can be seen is a life-size sculpture of the famous painting the ‘Nachtwacht’, carved entirely from marlstone.
But there isn’t only a lot to see, there is also plenty to do in MegelRijk! You can make your own souvenir from a real block of marl. You can leave your name in one of the walls in a dark part of the cave and you can have your picture taken with the latest 3D cave paintings. All this is only possible at MergelRijk! It should be on your must-do list when you’re visiting Limburg

New:Β Take the coolest pictures in the caves of Valkenburg by the latest 3D Cave Paintings

At MergelRijk you can see spectacular 3D cave paintings on the walls, ceilings and floors. These cave paintings are unique in the world. Made by the best international artists.
The 3D paintings can only be seen properly through a camera or telephone and you can experience them at their best by taking a picture with them. So don’t forget to take your phone or camera with you!
This is the best new attraction in the caves of Valkenburg!

3D Grotschilderingen Nieuw Bij Mergelrijk

MergelRijk is a cave for adults, also very nice for children!

MergelRijk is an underground paradise for children where they can experience and do a lot, especially made for children . With a treasure hunt book they go through the cave and discover, for example, a jaw of a mosasaur in the fossil museum. They can work on a marl block in the cave workshop, look for fossils in the marl quarry and enjoy a film of the famous Dutch sand wizard. A real DinoWorld has been made especially for children in MergelRijk, in which you come face to face with dinosaurs!
A visit with children takes about 1.5 hours.

3D Street Art - Winterwonderland
3x5m - mergelrijk The Netherlands πŸ‡³πŸ‡± 

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3D Street Art - Winterwonderland
3x5m - mergelrijk The Netherlands πŸ‡³πŸ‡±

#streetart #3dstreetart #ski #skiing #skieen #streetpainting #grondschildering #painting #schildering #paint #schilderij #dutchartists #dutchartist
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Venturing into the Abyss 🀘🏽
- Metal Edition πŸ¦‡

During a retreat in Maastricht, the Netherlands. 
Eva and I dove headfirst into the enigmatic Maastricht marl caves - a true underground odyssey. 
Each cave visit was a new adventure, immersed in history and gritty ambiance. 

These man-made labyrinths, once a refuge for Jews fleeing to Belgium during WW2, have tales of lost travelers literally etched in their walls. 

From a 19th-century tourist attraction to today’s subterranean mushroom kingdoms, these caves are steeped in tales as deep as their corridors.

Capturing this dark majesty became my obsession. 

With eva.arents , my partner in crime with a flash gun ⚑️, we became shadow dwellers. 

We lagged behind the group for the perfect shots, annoying our guide.. 😬 sorry!

After hearing the guide’s history rundown, I directly knew what I was going to do- Film developing with mushrooms! πŸ„πŸ€˜πŸ½πŸ“Έ

Faced with the challenge of photographing shadows and echoes. But the results? Pure, unadulterated magic. A visual feast from the depths!🀘🏽

Don’t forget to visit the museum  when your there, a must see!

#maastricht 
#marlstone 
#alternativephotoprocesses 
#handdeveloped
#filmsoup
#retreat 
#filmphotography 
#caves

Venturing into the Abyss 🀘🏽
- Metal Edition πŸ¦‡

During a retreat in Maastricht, the Netherlands.
Eva and I dove headfirst into the enigmatic Maastricht marl caves - a true underground odyssey.
Each cave visit was a new adventure, immersed in history and gritty ambiance.

These man-made labyrinths, once a refuge for Jews fleeing to Belgium during WW2, have tales of lost travelers literally etched in their walls.

From a 19th-century tourist attraction to today’s subterranean mushroom kingdoms, these caves are steeped in tales as deep as their corridors.

Capturing this dark majesty became my obsession.

With eva.arents , my partner in crime with a flash gun ⚑️, we became shadow dwellers.

We lagged behind the group for the perfect shots, annoying our guide.. 😬 sorry!

After hearing the guide’s history rundown, I directly knew what I was going to do- Film developing with mushrooms! πŸ„πŸ€˜πŸ½πŸ“Έ

Faced with the challenge of photographing shadows and echoes. But the results? Pure, unadulterated magic. A visual feast from the depths!🀘🏽

Don’t forget to visit the museum when your there, a must see!

#maastricht
#marlstone
#alternativephotoprocesses
#handdeveloped
#filmsoup
#retreat
#filmphotography
#caves
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πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Heb jij deze schildering van riannetekaat al gespot in mergelrijk ? Rianne heeft meerdere schilderingen in Kerstsferen gemaaktβ„οΈβ˜ƒοΈ
Wist je dat er nog veel meer 3D schilderingen in Mergelrijk te vinden zijn? πŸ“Έ Oa van TOP 3D artiesten als nate.baranowski naomihaverland  chriscarlsonart & kerim.musanovic πŸ‘ŒπŸΌ

πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Have you spotted this painting by riannetekaat in mergelrijk yet? Rianne has made several paintings with the Christmas winter spirit β„οΈβ˜ƒοΈ 
Did you know that there are many more 3D paintings in Mergelrijk? πŸ“Έ Including from TOP 3D artists such as nate.baranowski naomihaverland chriscarlsonart & kerim.musanovic πŸ‘ŒπŸΌ

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πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Heb jij deze schildering van riannetekaat al gespot in mergelrijk ? Rianne heeft meerdere schilderingen in Kerstsferen gemaaktβ„οΈβ˜ƒοΈ
Wist je dat er nog veel meer 3D schilderingen in Mergelrijk te vinden zijn? πŸ“Έ Oa van TOP 3D artiesten als nate.baranowski naomihaverland chriscarlsonart & kerim.musanovic πŸ‘ŒπŸΌ

πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Have you spotted this painting by riannetekaat in mergelrijk yet? Rianne has made several paintings with the Christmas winter spirit β„οΈβ˜ƒοΈ
Did you know that there are many more 3D paintings in Mergelrijk? πŸ“Έ Including from TOP 3D artists such as nate.baranowski naomihaverland chriscarlsonart & kerim.musanovic πŸ‘ŒπŸΌ

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Welcome to the best Cave of Valkenburg recommended by worldwide visitors!

At MergelRijk you’ll discover the most beautiful Cave in Valkenburg and you really experience everything about caves and marl. The rich history of the marl caves comes to life along the way through beautiful marl and sand sculptures.
You will learn how the marl layer was created about 65 million years ago and you will experience how the block breakers removed the marl from the mountain and thus the marl caves were created. You can see what the marl and caves were used for in the past and for which the special rock is still used. One of the highlights that can be seen is a life-size sculpture of the famous painting the ‘Nachtwacht’, carved entirely from marlstone.
But there isn’t only a lot to see, there is also plenty to do in MegelRijk! You can make your own souvenir from a real block of marl. You can leave your name in one of the walls in a dark part of the cave and you can have your picture taken with the latest 3D cave paintings. All this is only possible at MergelRijk! It should be on your must-do list when you’re visiting Limburg

Opening hours

Check our calendar for opening days and hours.

Plan your visit

> Answers to FAQ
> Dogs, prams and wheelchairs
> What is MergelRijk?
> View our flyer
> New: 3D Cave Paintings

Tickets

Book your tickets here.

New:Β Take the coolest pictures in the caves of Valkenburg by the latest 3D Cave Paintings

3D Grotschilderingen Nieuw Bij Mergelrijk

At MergelRijk you can see spectacular 3D cave paintings on the walls, ceilings and floors. These cave paintings are unique in the world. Made by the best international artists.
The 3D paintings can only be seen properly through a camera or telephone and you can experience them at their best by taking a picture with them. So don’t forget to take your phone or camera with you!
This is the best new attraction in the caves of Valkenburg!

MergelRijk is a cave for adults, also very nice for children!

mergelgrotten valkenburg

MergelRijk is an underground paradise for children where they can experience and do a lot, especially made for children . With a treasure hunt book they go through the cave and discover, for example, a jaw of a mosasaur in the fossil museum. They can work on a marl block in the cave workshop, look for fossils in the marl quarry and enjoy a film of the famous Dutch sand wizard. A real DinoWorld has been made especially for children in MergelRijk, in which you come face to face with dinosaurs!
A visit with children takes about 1.5 hours.

3D Street Art - Winterwonderland
3x5m - mergelrijk The Netherlands πŸ‡³πŸ‡± 

#streetart #3dstreetart #ski #skiing #skieen #streetpainting #grondschildering #painting #schildering #paint #schilderij #dutchartists #dutchartist

3D Street Art - Winterwonderland
3x5m - mergelrijk The Netherlands πŸ‡³πŸ‡±

#streetart #3dstreetart #ski #skiing #skieen #streetpainting #grondschildering #painting #schildering #paint #schilderij #dutchartists #dutchartist
...

15 0
Venturing into the Abyss 🀘🏽
- Metal Edition πŸ¦‡

During a retreat in Maastricht, the Netherlands. 
Eva and I dove headfirst into the enigmatic Maastricht marl caves - a true underground odyssey. 
Each cave visit was a new adventure, immersed in history and gritty ambiance. 

These man-made labyrinths, once a refuge for Jews fleeing to Belgium during WW2, have tales of lost travelers literally etched in their walls. 

From a 19th-century tourist attraction to today’s subterranean mushroom kingdoms, these caves are steeped in tales as deep as their corridors.

Capturing this dark majesty became my obsession. 

With eva.arents , my partner in crime with a flash gun ⚑️, we became shadow dwellers. 

We lagged behind the group for the perfect shots, annoying our guide.. 😬 sorry!

After hearing the guide’s history rundown, I directly knew what I was going to do- Film developing with mushrooms! πŸ„πŸ€˜πŸ½πŸ“Έ

Faced with the challenge of photographing shadows and echoes. But the results? Pure, unadulterated magic. A visual feast from the depths!🀘🏽

Don’t forget to visit the museum  when your there, a must see!

#maastricht 
#marlstone 
#alternativephotoprocesses 
#handdeveloped
#filmsoup
#retreat 
#filmphotography 
#caves

Venturing into the Abyss 🀘🏽
- Metal Edition πŸ¦‡

During a retreat in Maastricht, the Netherlands.
Eva and I dove headfirst into the enigmatic Maastricht marl caves - a true underground odyssey.
Each cave visit was a new adventure, immersed in history and gritty ambiance.

These man-made labyrinths, once a refuge for Jews fleeing to Belgium during WW2, have tales of lost travelers literally etched in their walls.

From a 19th-century tourist attraction to today’s subterranean mushroom kingdoms, these caves are steeped in tales as deep as their corridors.

Capturing this dark majesty became my obsession.

With eva.arents , my partner in crime with a flash gun ⚑️, we became shadow dwellers.

We lagged behind the group for the perfect shots, annoying our guide.. 😬 sorry!

After hearing the guide’s history rundown, I directly knew what I was going to do- Film developing with mushrooms! πŸ„πŸ€˜πŸ½πŸ“Έ

Faced with the challenge of photographing shadows and echoes. But the results? Pure, unadulterated magic. A visual feast from the depths!🀘🏽

Don’t forget to visit the museum when your there, a must see!

#maastricht
#marlstone
#alternativephotoprocesses
#handdeveloped
#filmsoup
#retreat
#filmphotography
#caves
...

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πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Heb jij deze schildering van riannetekaat al gespot in mergelrijk ? Rianne heeft meerdere schilderingen in Kerstsferen gemaaktβ„οΈβ˜ƒοΈ
Wist je dat er nog veel meer 3D schilderingen in Mergelrijk te vinden zijn? πŸ“Έ Oa van TOP 3D artiesten als nate.baranowski naomihaverland  chriscarlsonart & kerim.musanovic πŸ‘ŒπŸΌ

πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Have you spotted this painting by riannetekaat in mergelrijk yet? Rianne has made several paintings with the Christmas winter spirit β„οΈβ˜ƒοΈ 
Did you know that there are many more 3D paintings in Mergelrijk? πŸ“Έ Including from TOP 3D artists such as nate.baranowski naomihaverland chriscarlsonart & kerim.musanovic πŸ‘ŒπŸΌ

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πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Heb jij deze schildering van riannetekaat al gespot in mergelrijk ? Rianne heeft meerdere schilderingen in Kerstsferen gemaaktβ„οΈβ˜ƒοΈ
Wist je dat er nog veel meer 3D schilderingen in Mergelrijk te vinden zijn? πŸ“Έ Oa van TOP 3D artiesten als nate.baranowski naomihaverland chriscarlsonart & kerim.musanovic πŸ‘ŒπŸΌ

πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Have you spotted this painting by riannetekaat in mergelrijk yet? Rianne has made several paintings with the Christmas winter spirit β„οΈβ˜ƒοΈ
Did you know that there are many more 3D paintings in Mergelrijk? πŸ“Έ Including from TOP 3D artists such as nate.baranowski naomihaverland chriscarlsonart & kerim.musanovic πŸ‘ŒπŸΌ

topstreetart streetartpedia streetartaustralia streetartcities streetartstreets kerststadvalkenburg #3dpainting #anamorphic #streetart #caveart #mergelrijk #valkenburg #christmasart #christmasillustration #christmaselves #santashouse #wrappingpresents #cadeautjes #christmaself #christmasfunny #melikepainting #malereien #schilderij #schilderen
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