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"Steenkolenmijn" Top 5 Page for this destination Museums Tip by tompt

Museums, Valkenburg: 13 reviews and 44 photos

The steenkolenmijn is an old coalmine now operated as a museum. It is the last coalmine in the Netherlands!
Coalmining was the main industry in Limburg until natural gas was found in the north of our country and gas won the battle from coal. This mine closed in 1965.
The tours are given by former coalminers. As they closed 40 years ago, the old miners are also old guides. Not everybody speaking english, so ask first.
You are taken into the mine, which was a horizontal mine, this means you don't go down a shaft. The tour took about 75 minutes, and was really worth it.

Opening hours:
1 april - 1 november : 10:00 -17:00
1 november - 1april : mon-fri : 14:00 (only one tour)
sat-sun : 13:00 , 14:00 and 15:00 (3 tours)

groups of 25 or more can visit by appointment.

closed: 25th december, 1th january and during carnaval.

Address: Daalhemerweg 31
Directions: From the centre of Valkenburg past the Fluweelengrot uphill direction Sibbe, Margraten.
Phone: (043) 601 24 91

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jun 13, 2006
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