Holland Christmas Markets
Winter Wonderland in Valkenburg
Our Three Countries Markets tour allows you to experience a wider variety of Christmas markets with each country having its own unique qualities. This particular tour is the only one that takes you to an extra special Christmas Market in Holland. Situated beneath the picturesque hill town of Valkenburg, this subterranean market lays claim to being the oldest and largest in Europe. Back in the 11th century, the people of Valkenburg quarried for Marlstone to construct a hilltop castle and other buildings around the town. The excavated series of underground caves and passages that were left beneath the castle were not only used as an escape route during times of siege, but also as a hideout for the citizens of Valkenburg and American troops during World War Two. Nowadays, the underground labyrinth is home to the most enchanting Christmas Market in Holland.