Limburg Province Family-friendly activities

Our most recommended Limburg Province Family-friendly activities

Valkenburg: Velvet Cave Christmas Market Entry Ticket

1. Valkenburg: Velvet Cave Christmas Market Entry Ticket

Get your entry tickets to explore the underground corridors of the Velvet Cave in Valkenburg which will be filled to the brim with holiday cheer for the annual Christmas market. Follow a string of decorated stalls in the outdoor square all the way to the warmly-lit corridors in fairy-tale surroundings. Enjoy the treasures a traditional Christmas market has to offer – handmade festive decorations for your home and holiday presents for under the tree. Grab a snack or a drink from one of the many stands in the catering area inside the cave. Meandering through centuries-old corridors, be enchanted by the stalls and festive decorations along the way. Admire an 18th-century chapel, wall paintings dating back to Roman times, and other art on the carved marlstone walls.

Valkenburg: Cave Experience MergelRijk Entry Ticket

2. Valkenburg: Cave Experience MergelRijk Entry Ticket

Check out MergelRijk, one of the best attractions in Valkenburg. Discover everything about caves and marl: from their origin 65 million years ago to the latest in 3D cave paintings in 2022. There are a lot of beautiful things to see and do at MergelRijk for all ages. See impressive sand and marlstone sculptures and make your own souvenir from a real marlstone. Children will discover the cave via a fun-filled treasure hunt. Your entry ticket includes all activities and a multilingual info guide. Don't forget to bring your camera or phone; you'll want to capture the 3D Cave Paintings.

Maastricht: Secrets of the City In-App Exploration Game

3. Maastricht: Secrets of the City In-App Exploration Game

Gather your closest friends for a fascinating adventure through the city of Maastricht. Play a fun game on your phone and explore the local landmarks and some secret locations along the way. Challenge yourself to interactive tasks and unlock clues to keep the game going. Download the game app and head over to the Vrijthof. Explore the area and buy a snack or two before pressing play to start your journey. Allow the app to lead you around the area, coming across iconic sites such as the Helpoort Vesting Museum and Jerkerkwartier Street. Finish the game all at once or take your time to wander around the city, pausing the app and restarting it whenever you feel like it. Stay engaged throughout your experience by solving puzzles that will unlock your next destinations.

Overloon War Museum: Entry Ticket

4. Overloon War Museum: Entry Ticket

War belongs in the museum. That is the motto of the Overloon War Museum. The Overloon War Museum presents the history of the Second World War, especially as it occurred in the Netherlands. Enter the museum and see how it can be that in 5 years' time more than 50 million people lost their lives, but also how the oppressed people resourcefully coped with restrictions and shortages. There is attention to the opposition, but also to the persecution. Finally, there is, of course, also attention paid to the liberation, with special attention to the Battle of Overloon.

Maastricht: In-App Sherlock Holmes City Game

5. Maastricht: In-App Sherlock Holmes City Game

Immerse yourself in the exciting world of Sherlock Holmes by collecting clues as part of a fun smartphone game. Solve the murder of a fictional character with your colleagues, friends, or family, and explore the highlights of Maastricht along the way. Make your way through the city by downloading the game app that will lead you around with specific directions. Take part in a unique adventure, full of brain teasers, puzzles, and lots of British humor. Become a high-class detective for a day and work alongside Sherlock Holmes. Take as long as you need to tackle this crime case, stopping to explore the area whenever you wish to. Restart the game when you're ready and have a blast while you come across iconic sites, such as Basilica of Our Lady, Vrijthof, and Saint Jan`s Church. Use your detective skills to unravel the mystery with your companions and discover the city in a unique way. Explore at your own pace and find the culprit.

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I knew about the Mergelrijk mostly because of the sand sculptures, but I was pleasantly surprised to experience their new attraction - the 3D paintings. It's super fun, not only for kids but also for adults! They are so well done, that you won't believe your eyes when you see the pics afterwards. Of course the sand sculptures were also interesting to see, especially the Nightwatch. What I didn't enjoy was the section with the dinosaurs, but I guess kids love it. Luckily, it's not very big, so you can go quickly through it and have fun in the other sections. I will absolutely recommend visiting the Mergelrijk if you happen to be in the neighbourhoud.

Super fun experience! Trying to strike the perfect pose so that you can see the result later on your phone! Very well done 3D paintings! You feel like a kid again! The sandstone sculptures were also very interesting! There's also a workshop room where you can make your own souvenir from sandstone and take it home. It's not easy to work with the stone but it's so fun!