Christmas Market Municipal Cave



Europe's largest underground Christmas market; Christmas Market Municipal Cave. Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year! In the wintertime, Valkenburg is transformed into the city of Christmas of the Netherlands. Experience Christmas everywhere! Enjoy the full Christmas experience in the wonderful Christmas city Valkenburg. One of the most visited and most well-known attractions of Christmas Town Valkenburg is surely the Christmas market in the Municipal Cave!

From 15 November until 29 december 2024 we were able to welcome you again for the 2023 edition. The oldest, largest and most visited underground Christmas market in Europe. Distinctive and in a very special atmosphere, because the Christmas market is being held in the corridors of a real marl cave. Visit the Christmas market in the ancient corridors of the cave at the foot of the world famous Cauberg. The attractive decoration makes for a magical atmosphere. Stands with beautiful Christmas items and gifts are adorned in admirable decor in a wonderful setting. Fancy a nice snack or drink? Be sure to visit the catering section in the cave or try some of the local delicacies available at several stands! You can also enjoy a meal in the square just outside the cave. Will you bring us a visit soon?

'European Best Christmas Destination of The Netherlands 2023'

We have been named 'Best Christmas Destination of the Netherlands!' with Kerststad Valkenburg, we managed to put ourselves in the spotlight at European Best Destination. We are very proud of this title. Want to read the article? See: Best Christmas Markets in The Netherlands 2022 - Europe's Best Destinations (


'European Best Christmas Destination of The Netherlands 2022'

We have been named 'Best Christmas Destination of the Netherlands!' with Kerststad Valkenburg, we managed to put ourselves in the spotlight at European Best Destination. We are very proud of this title. Want to read the article? See: Best Christmas Markets in The Netherlands 2022 - Europe's Best Destinations (


'European Best Christmas Market 2020'

Kerststad Valkenburg has already won the title 'European City of Christmas 2018' and now Kerststad Valkenburg can call itself one of the 10 best Christmas markets in Europe and the best in the Netherlands! With 12,022 votes, Kerststad Valkenburg achieved a nice 9th place in the "European Best Christmas Market 2020" competition, leaving cities such as Trier, Prague, Amiens and Cologne behind. Thanks to everyone who has been voting!


'European City of Christmas 2018’

In the category “municipalities of up to 100,000 inhabitants,” Valkenburg was crowned 'European City of Christmas 2018'. With this award, Valkenburg firmly established itself on the European map of Christmas cities. The award is the crown on years of dedication of many people to make Valkenburg a versatile, unique, cosy, hospitable and safe Christmas city. This fact alone proves that Christmas city Valkenburg is a must-see for everyone! Be sure to visit us for an unforgettable Christmas experience.


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