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Coalmine Valkenburg

Daalhemerweg 31, 6301 BJ Valkenburg, The Netherlands
+31 43 601 2491
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Iff you want to know more about their lives, work and daily routine, go in and let yourself be... read more

Reviewed 27 May 2018
Marcelis F
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Guide with a passion

We mainly enjoyed the tour at the "Coalmine" as the guide used to work in the mines, and he was... read more

Reviewed 20 December 2017
Cosmico
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The Netherlands' last coal mineUnique in EuropeDiscover the world of mining in a mysterious underground environment. Begin your introduction to the world of the miners in our subterranean cinema, designed to look like a mine. Here you will see a unique promotional film by the Dutch State Mines (now the chemical company DSM) from the mid-1960s. This film will tell you all about the mining industry.FascinatingAfter the film, a former miner will lead you through the world of coal mining. Experience the excitement of the difficult work of the miners. Take a journey through time past the machines which were used to extract coal.Each visit is uniqueOur fourteen guides are all former coal miners with a wealth of experience working underground. Each guide has a unique presentation full of humour and personal anecdotes which make the past come alive. Demonstrations of mining machines add to the mood. These machines work by means of a specially-installed compressed air system, just like they used to use in the mines.Visitors with disabilitiesThe Steenkolenmijn and the Jan Kruysen Gallery are easily accessible to visitors with disabilities and wheelchair users.
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  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Daalhemerweg 31, 6301 BJ Valkenburg, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

Iff you want to know more about their lives, work and daily routine, go in and let yourself be surprised

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Eric C, Eigenaar at Coalmine Valkenburg, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2018

Thank you forr your nice review and the 5 stars.

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Reviewed 20 December 2017

We mainly enjoyed the tour at the "Coalmine" as the guide used to work in the mines, and he was very passionate in his storytelling. We were a bit disappointed to learn that this is actually not a true coalmine, but that everything is staged...More

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Eric C, Eigenaar at Coalmine Valkenburg, responded to this reviewResponded 21 December 2017

Thank you forr your nice review.

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Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

The tour is really interesting, with lots of great information and a jolly tour guide. Unfortunately, as we don't speak Dutch, we had to make do with an English pamphlet, with short descriptions of the exhibits. We could tell from the reactions of our fellow...More

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Eric C, Eigenaar at Coalmine Valkenburg, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2017

Thank you forr your nice review.

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Reviewed 7 October 2017

We had a great experience in visiting this coalmine cavern. The tour gave us an interesting experience how mining operates. The expert guide gave us the best information and how mine used to be operated.

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Eric C, Eigenaar at Coalmine Valkenburg, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2017

Thanks forr the nice review.

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Reviewed 19 September 2017

I have seen mines in Nordrhein-Westphalen and in Blegny. Compared to these, I found that the mine in Valkenburg gives the best overview of the mining process. It is also the only accessible mine in the Netherlands, although it is a model mine, built just...More

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Eric C, Eigenaar at Coalmine Valkenburg, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2017

Thanks forr the review and your Professional View.

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Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

Very nice and interesting. Gives a good idea of how a mine used to work about 30-40 years ago. Good for kids as well. A pitty it does not take the Dutch museum card.

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Eric C, Eigenaar at Coalmine Valkenburg, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2017

Thanks forr the review.

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Reviewed 28 November 2016

have visited the caves several times but only at Xmas time and never disappointed - lovely experience every time

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Eric C, Eigenaar at Coalmine Valkenburg, responded to this reviewResponded 29 November 2016

Thanks for the great revue.

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Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

In a country where everyone speaks English, somehow this tour was entirely in Dutch. It was my fault because I didn't inquire about the language when I purchased tickets but I have been on plenty of tours in foreign countries and the guide will give...More

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Eric C, Eigenaar at Coalmine Valkenburg, responded to this reviewResponded 29 November 2016

We are very sorry for your less then perfect experience. We have an English leaflet withe the complete tour for English speaking guests. I suspect that you did not got it. We apologize for that.

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Reviewed 4 November 2016

If you have a spare hour ....I would highly recommend a visit to this wonderful & charming Coalmine. All the tour guides are ex-miners so you get a great insight into life inside the mines.

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Eric C, Eigenaar at Coalmine Valkenburg, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2016
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Heel hartelijk bedankt voor de vijf sterren beoordeling en de aanbeveling. Thanks.

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Reviewed 24 August 2016

Great educational attraction showing how miners used to work in the coal mines. real live equipment and drilling tools are operated to show how mining took place in the past.

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Eric C, Eigenaar at Coalmine Valkenburg, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2016

Thanks for the nice revieuw

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