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Claustrofóbicos, afraid of the dark and other not-adventurers, to abstain. In posts recent, we were visiting some Dutch swap-meets of Christmas outside the common thing, like which the Middatchen Castle or the one of Rijnhal is realized in, in Arnhem.

Today, we presented/displayed two special cases. Somebody can imagine something more charmer than to locate a Christmas Swap-meet in a cave? Then, if they think about something, it would be necessary to inform it to the Dutch, because Fluweelengrot and Gemeentegrot are two magnificent options to cross during the celebrations and to be soaked of the most authentic spirit of Christmas.

Both grottos are in Valkenburg, a located city 10 kilometers to the east of the Maastricht, and only 25 kilometers to the west of Aachen, in Germany. She is united with Brussels and Colony by a76 highway, so that there are few excuses to arrive until there.

The swap-meet of Fluweelengrot - whose name means Cave of Soothes is developed under the foundations of the city, more specifically underneath the ruins of the old castle of Valkenburg. Traditional Christmas articles and typically Dutch crafts can be acquired there.

  • Address: 27 Daalhemerweg 6300 AV
  • Duration: of the 14 of November to the 21 of December of 2008-12-05
  • Schedules: of Monday to Thursday, 12 to 20 hs. ; Friday, until the 21 hs. ; Saturdays, of 10 to 21 and Sundays until the 20 hs. The 21 of December hs will remain open from 10 to 18.
  • Entrance: adults, 4 €; children between 4 and 11 years, 1,50 €; minors of 4 years, free.
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Gemeentegrot, on the other hand, is in the caves that let the Romans when excavating the Earth to obtain the stones that served to construct their monuments. Running lengths and ample caverns illuminated by torches make of this one a magical scene, and the coffees allow to take a rest after as much walking.

  • Address: 4 Cauberg 6301 BT
  • Duration: of the 14 of November to the 21 of December.
  • Schedules: of Monday through Friday, 12 to 21 hs. ; Saturdays and Sundays from the 10 hs. Day 21, hs will close to 18.

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