"Oud-Valkenburg, small but beautifull" Oud-Valkenburg by tompt
Oud-Valkenburg Travel Guide: 11 reviews and 50 photos
Oud-Valkenburg is a small but beautifull village next to the famous tourist spot Valkenburg. There are some monuments in Oud-Valkenburg that are worth seeing. And although most are not open to the public they are nice to see from the outside. Besides that Oud-Valkenburg is a great place to do some walking from. It is situated in a valley and if you climb the Jansberg you can see this great view from the city.
Most famous are the two castles, the Genhoes and castle Schaloen.
The Genhoes,not open to the public, dates back to the 12th century. Was destroyed during the 80 year war with spain, and rebuilt in the early 17th century. The farmhouse is dating from the 18th century. It is now owned by Natuurmonumenten.
Castle Schaloen, is a romantic castle surrounded by a moat. It was first mentioned in 1375. It was destroyed in the 80 year war with Spain, but rebuilt in 1656 by lord Hoen van Cartiels. In 1894 it was again restored in neogotic style. The castle is also not open to the public, but the buildings around the castle serve as a hotel and restaurant.
This hotel is located in the sub-buildings of the castle. There are 20 rooms and a restaurant. more travel advice
The sheep are still grazing around here. In the old days the sheep grazed on the fields that were in the leap year... more travel advice
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