The most exciting underground day out in Valkenburg
Discover the last accessible coal mine in the Netherlands.
Walk through a lifelike mining system full of machines, lamps and attributes from the past.
Deep underground lies the black gold. A mining guide will take you on a discovery. Go on an adventure with children, friends or family through the mysterious corridors of the mining world.
Descend into a ‘real’ coal mine in search of the black gold! Find out all about the heavy work and life of miners. A world that normally remains hidden, far underground.
What is there to see and do?
Hear the sensational and exciting stories of enthusiastic mining guides.
See the machines used for coal mining in action.
Walk through the coal mine for a unique underground adventure.
Frequently asked questions
Are you coming with a group smaller than 20 people? Then you can buy tickets for a regular tour.
Are you planning to come with a group of 20 people or more? Then booking an appointment is mandatory. This way we can guarantee you a guide and time.
For schools with a group of 20 or more students, advance reservation is also required.
Are you coming with a group smaller than 20 people? Then you can order tickets online for a specific day. You can also buy tickets at the box office. The tours start every hour. Make sure to be there 10 minutes before the hour.
Advance booking is required for groups of 20 or more people. You reserve a guide for each group of 20 to 35 visitors.
Are you coming with a school? Special prices apply and one supervisor per 20 students is free. Pre-booking is also required here.
We are open all year round, except on Christmas Day, New Years Day, Carnival Sunday and Carnival Monday.
We are open every day of the week from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM. The tours start every hour.
Group tour & schools
For groups and schools, we can be visited daily by appointment from 09:00. Evening visits are also possible.
The coal mine is accessible and suitable for all ages. Children from 0 to 4 years are even free.
Yes, Steenkolenmijn Valkenburg is accessible for wheelchair and walker users. A (assistance) dog is also allowed.
A dog is allowed in the mine, if it does not cause a nuisance. It goes without saying that you do clean up any mess.
Go on an adventure
For an exciting and interesting day out you are very welcome at Steenkolenmijn Valkenburg.