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Old December 13th, 2010, 09:36 PM   #1
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Valkenburg: Christmas City

Last week I stayed in Valkenburg (Limburg - the Netherlands). In the months of November and December it might be better known as "Christmas City Valkenburg"

(#1 : Christmascity Valkenburg)

Our apartment was on top of, for cyclists, notorious Cauberg. Each time it is a big climb back to the apartment, but the apartment was excellent.

(#2 : Kasteeldomein De Cauberg)

(#3 : Kasteeldomein De Cauberg)

First i will start to make trip to the center of Valkenburg (which consists mainly of restaurants and arcades exist) to show you the city.

(#4 : Grendelpoort)

(#5 : Singing christmastree)

(#6 : Kerkstraat)

(#7 : Castle 'Den Halder')

(#8 : de Geul)

Besides the center of Valkenburg there are during these cold months, the Christmas markets in the "Fluweelengrot" and "Gemeentegrot". Twice a week there also is a little Christmas parade through the city.

(#9 : Fluweelengrot)

(#10 : Fluweelengrot)

(#11 : Gemeentegrot)

(#12 : Christmas parade)

(#13 : Christmas parade)

Also in Maastricht hung, partly due to the snow, a Christmas atmosphere in and around the center.

(#14 : Vrijthof)

(#15 : St. Servaasbasiliek)

At least i will show you thise pictures made in and around Valkenburg:

(#16 : Snowmacro)

(#17 : Frozen musician)

(#18 : Castleruine)

(#19 : View from appartment)
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Old December 13th, 2010, 09:42 PM   #2
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Nice pictures! THX for sharing!
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Old December 14th, 2010, 11:12 AM   #3
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Beautiful, lovely place; thank you for those photos
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Old December 14th, 2010, 11:23 AM   #4
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Would love to experience Christmas in such a place, thanks for the pics.
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