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First time visit

by blijberg09 Online Now Mar 12, 2010 at 10:37 AM

We are scottish and have been living in Rotterdam for 6 months. We are trying to see more of Holland. Valkenbrug was recommended by work colleagues. We will be traveling from Rotterdam by public transport.

Can you tell us what is the best way to get there !!

Marie & Stewart McGoldrick

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    Re: First time visit

    by MacedonianUK Online Now Mar 12, 2010 at 12:12 PM

    Roterdam, via Utrecht to Maastricht. From Maastricht eather train to Heerlen (Valkenburg has a direct rail connection with the Maastricht-Randwyck Station, near the Congress centre (2 trains per hour, 4 and 36 minutes past the hour, respectively,
    ride 15 minutes, return fare 3.80 Euro)
    Or take local bus from afront the main train station. Recently Veolia changed the numbers of the buses going there, but look for bus going to Bergen ter Blight and Valkenburg..
    Chek www.veolia.nl
    also www.vvv-maastricht.eu
    I think you will love Maastricht as well. I spend 6 yres living there. Has lots to offer and is beautiful.
    Apart of Valkenburg I sugest you visit the White village of Thorn, which is close to Roermond and Eindhoven..
    Valkenburg Tourist Office
    Th Dorrenplein 5
    Valkenburg, Limburg 6301 DV
    Netherlands
    http://www.valkenburg.nl
    The tourist Office is adjasent to the little canal/river in the hard of the old town, and all is at valking distance.. Visit the Old Castle, take ride with the skilift up to the top of the hill, nice reastorant there and great vistas of the town,than visit the local salt grotos...
    Also if you like pampering there is Spa, there Valkenburg Spa2000, great place to relax after had day walking around...
    As for Thorn, here are some details here:
    christusrex.org/www1/splendo...
    here are more photos on Thorn:
    wayn.com/waynphotos.html?wci...
    Have fun
    MacedonianUK

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    Re: First time visit

    by Pijlmans Online Now Mar 12, 2010 at 3:22 PM

    See http://journeyplanner.9292.nl/ for public transport details.

    Cheers,
    Dennis

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  • Re: First time visit

    by brazzi Online Now Mar 12, 2010 at 3:37 PM

    yes i caught the train from amsterdam to maastricht, my mate was living there.
    from maastricht about 15 or so minutes.from the station a few minutes walk to the town centre.
    there is a hill in valkenburg probably one of the only ones in holland,
    you go up on like a ski lift and come down via a tobogan type slide.
    there is a nice little street with cafes etc nice place to chill.

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    Re: First time visit

    by MacedonianUK Online Now Mar 12, 2010 at 3:59 PM

    You are a star Dennis!!!
    I totaly forgot about www.9292.nl .....

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    Re: First time visit

    by vtveen Online Now Mar 13, 2010 at 1:24 AM

    Don't know what you want to do/see, but be aware Valkenburg can be VERY touristy and during high season overcrowded.

    I would recommend staying in Maastricht and making day trips to the southern part of Limburg by train and/or bus.

    Happy travels
    Jaap

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    Re: First time visit

    by Pijlmans Online Now Mar 13, 2010 at 3:14 AM

    I agree with Jaap!

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