Christmas in MergelRijk

A magical Christmas experience

The nicest cave in Valkenburg is again all about Christmas this year.

We are open every day from November 18, 2023 to January 7, 2024, including both Christmas and New Year’s Day!

Christmas in MergelRijk is a highlight during a visit to Valkenburg Christmas Town, for both young and old. It is a magical Christmas experience in the most beautiful cave in Valkenburg. You should definitely not miss this if you go to the Christmas market in the caves of Valkenburg.

Tip: start your day with a visit to Christmas in MergelRijk, before going to the Christmas market in the caves of Valkenburg.

Order your ticket on time!

Enjoy the Christmas atmosphere

Kerst in MergelRijk

The entire cave is completely decorated in a Christmas atmosphere. This results in a very attractive cave full of lights, Christmas trees, sand sculptures, Christmas statues made of marl and beautiful decorations.

During Christmas in MergelRijk you can walk at your own pace through the centuries-old marl corridors and discover special sculptures made of marl and sand. You will learn all about the history of our region and watch the moving Christmas film by the one and only Sand Wizard. This Christmas film was specially made by the Zandwizard for the Christmas show in MergelRijk. You must see this beautiful film once in your life.

New are the Christmas 3D paintings to create the nicest Christmas photos. In this ancient marl cave you will be immersed in a beautiful Christmas atmosphere and enjoy the Christmas story in miniature, beautiful marl and sand sculptures and an immovable film by the Sand Wizard. And you can make your own Christmas souvenir from a block of marl.

Opening times and tickets

MergelRijk is open every day, including both Christmas and New Year’s Day!

Monday to Friday: 11 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (box office/entrance until 2:30 p.m.)

Saturday and Sunday and Christmas holidays: 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (box office/entrance until 3:30 p.m.).

Exceptions: December 31, 1-1 and 7-1 from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (box office/entrance until 2:30 p.m.)

Check here opening days and hours.

Tickets can be reserved online at the ticket page.

Tickets are also available at the box office.

MergelRijk is a few minutes’ walk from the center of Valkenburg and the Christmas market in the caves. There is a paid parking lot directly opposite MergelRijk, where you can park at an affordable daily rate.

Other useful information

  • Dogs on a leash are also allowed
  • The cave is not wheelchair accessible
  • You can bring a stroller, provided it can be lifted safely from a flight of stairs

Check here the answers to more practical questions about your visit to the cave.

A magical Christmas experience

The nicest cave in Valkenburg is again all about Christmas this year.

We are open every day from November 18, 2023 to January 7, 2024, including both Christmas and New Year’s Day!

Christmas in MergelRijk is a highlight during a visit to Valkenburg Christmas Town, for both young and old. It is a magical Christmas experience in the most beautiful cave in Valkenburg. You should definitely not miss this if you go to the Christmas market in the caves of Valkenburg.

New are the Christmas 3D paintings to create the nicest Christmas photos. In this ancient marl cave you will be immersed in a beautiful Christmas atmosphere and enjoy the Christmas story in miniature, beautiful marl and sand sculptures and an immovable film by the Sand Wizard. And you can make your own Christmas souvenir from a block of marl.

Tip: start your day with a visit to Christmas in MergelRijk, before going to the Christmas market in the caves of Valkenburg.

Order your ticket on time!

Kerst in MergelRijk

Enjoy the Christmas atmosphere

The entire corridor system in the cave is completely decorated in a Christmas atmosphere. This results in a very attractive cave full of lights, Christmas trees, sand sculptures, Christmas statues made of marl and beautiful decorations. Believe us, you won’t be short of eyes! During Christmas in MergelRijk you can walk at your own pace through the centuries-old marl corridors and discover special sculptures made of marl and sand. You will learn all about the history of our region and watch the moving Christmas film by the one and only Sand Wizard. This Christmas film was specially made by the Zandwizard for the Christmas show in MergelRijk.

Walk in the Christmas cave past, among other things, the 30 m long diorama of miniatures that depict the Biblical Christmas story. Let yourself be carried away by the moving Christmas story of the Sand Wizard. Admire the many Christmas villages with thousands of residents in winter landscapes and the impressive marl statues and sand sculptures. And all this in a particularly attractive, centuries-old marl quarry!

Opening times and tickets

MergelRijk is open every day, including both Christmas and New Year’s Day!

Monday to Friday: 11 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (box office/entrance until 2:30 p.m.)

Saturday and Sunday and Christmas holidays: 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (box office/entrance until 3:30 p.m.).

Exceptions: December 31, 1-1 and 7-1 from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (box office/entrance until 2:30 p.m.)

Check here for the opening days and hours.

Tickets can be reserved online at the ticket page.

Tickets are also available at the box office.

MergelRijk is a few minutes’ walk from the center of Valkenburg and the Christmas market in the caves. There is a paid parking lot directly opposite MergelRijk, where you can park at an affordable daily rate.

Other useful information

  • Dogs on a leash are also allowed
  • The cave is not wheelchair accessible
  • You can bring a stroller, provided it can be lifted safely from a flight of stairs

Check here the answers to more practical questions about your visit to the cave.

Sneeuw in MergelRIjk

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