Valkenburg Christmas Market 2013Other / Maastricht
15 November - 22 December, 10am (weekends) or 12pm (weekdays) - 9pm
Beginning in November, one of the most impressive Christmas markets in Europe will open to the public in Valkenburg.
Much of Valkenburg Christmas Market is held in atmospheric and historic underground caves. The focal point will once again be the Gemeentegrot (the "town cave"), with its seemingly endless stretches of corridors.
This is the largest underground Christmas market in Europe and sells countless unique and charming Christmas gifts.
The market is easy to reach by public transport and is specially designed to make it easily accessible for wheelchair users.
Photos by Flickr user Chris Friese.
The market is part of a wider Christmas Village project in Valkenburg. This sees the entire town transformed into a beautifully decorated Christmas wonderland!
There is also a month-long activity programme with highlights including a Christmas parade, a nativity scene and a "real life" Santa for kids to visit.
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