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Valkenburg

218 photos from Valkenburg
(Limburg, Netherlands)

2016-12-23 - 2016-12-24

Valkenburg is a town situated in the southeastern Dutch province of Limburg. Sieges and conquests have been the recurrent theme in the history of Valkenburg, especially in connection with Valkenburg castle, seat of the counts of Valkenburg. It was here that Beatrice of Falkenburg grew up, who in 1269 married 60-year-old Richard of Cornwall, king of the Holy Roman Empire. In December 1672 the castle was once again destroyed by Dutch troops led by William III, trying to prevent the armies of Louis XIV of France from capturing it, this time not to be rebuilt. Valkenburg is no longer a fortified town but it has largely retained its historical charm, although the town suffered heavily from mass tourism in the 1960s, 70s and 80s. The municipality still hosts more than 1 million overnight stays a year. The present aim of the council of Valkenburg is to move away from mass tourism and emphasize the natural and historical beauty of the town. Included in the plan were the rebuilding of Geulpoort, the restoration of two other surviving city gates, and the reconstruction of the defensive moat along the Medieval wall in Halderpark.

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Valkenburg

218 photos from Valkenburg
(Limburg, Netherlands)

2016-12-23 - 2016-12-24

Valkenburg is a town situated in the southeastern Dutch province of Limburg. Sieges and conquests have been the recurrent theme in the history of Valkenburg, especially in connection with Valkenburg castle, seat of the counts of Valkenburg. It was here that Beatrice of Falkenburg grew up, who in 1269 married 60-year-old Richard of Cornwall, king of the Holy Roman Empire. In December 1672 the castle was once again destroyed by Dutch troops led by William III, trying to prevent the armies of Louis XIV of France from capturing it, this time not to be rebuilt. Valkenburg is no longer a fortified town but it has largely retained its historical charm, although the town suffered heavily from mass tourism in the 1960s, 70s and 80s. The municipality still hosts more than 1 million overnight stays a year. The present aim of the council of Valkenburg is to move away from mass tourism and emphasize the natural and historical beauty of the town. Included in the plan were the rebuilding of Geulpoort, the restoration of two other surviving city gates, and the reconstruction of the defensive moat along the Medieval wall in Halderpark.

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Valkenburg

218 photos from Valkenburg
(Limburg, Netherlands)

2016-12-23 - 2016-12-24

Valkenburg is a town situated in the southeastern Dutch province of Limburg. Sieges and conquests have been the recurrent theme in the history of Valkenburg, especially in connection with Valkenburg castle, seat of the counts of Valkenburg. It was here that Beatrice of Falkenburg grew up, who in 1269 married 60-year-old Richard of Cornwall, king of the Holy Roman Empire. In December 1672 the castle was once again destroyed by Dutch troops led by William III, trying to prevent the armies of Louis XIV of France from capturing it, this time not to be rebuilt. Valkenburg is no longer a fortified town but it has largely retained its historical charm, although the town suffered heavily from mass tourism in the 1960s, 70s and 80s. The municipality still hosts more than 1 million overnight stays a year. The present aim of the council of Valkenburg is to move away from mass tourism and emphasize the natural and historical beauty of the town. Included in the plan were the rebuilding of Geulpoort, the restoration of two other surviving city gates, and the reconstruction of the defensive moat along the Medieval wall in Halderpark.

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Valkenburg

218 photos from Valkenburg
(Limburg, Netherlands)

2016-12-23 - 2016-12-24

Valkenburg is a town situated in the southeastern Dutch province of Limburg. Sieges and conquests have been the recurrent theme in the history of Valkenburg, especially in connection with Valkenburg castle, seat of the counts of Valkenburg. It was here that Beatrice of Falkenburg grew up, who in 1269 married 60-year-old Richard of Cornwall, king of the Holy Roman Empire. In December 1672 the castle was once again destroyed by Dutch troops led by William III, trying to prevent the armies of Louis XIV of France from capturing it, this time not to be rebuilt. Valkenburg is no longer a fortified town but it has largely retained its historical charm, although the town suffered heavily from mass tourism in the 1960s, 70s and 80s. The municipality still hosts more than 1 million overnight stays a year. The present aim of the council of Valkenburg is to move away from mass tourism and emphasize the natural and historical beauty of the town. Included in the plan were the rebuilding of Geulpoort, the restoration of two other surviving city gates, and the reconstruction of the defensive moat along the Medieval wall in Halderpark.

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Click on the slide!

Valkenburg

218 photos from Valkenburg
(Limburg, Netherlands)

2016-12-23 - 2016-12-24

Valkenburg is a town situated in the southeastern Dutch province of Limburg. Sieges and conquests have been the recurrent theme in the history of Valkenburg, especially in connection with Valkenburg castle, seat of the counts of Valkenburg. It was here that Beatrice of Falkenburg grew up, who in 1269 married 60-year-old Richard of Cornwall, king of the Holy Roman Empire. In December 1672 the castle was once again destroyed by Dutch troops led by William III, trying to prevent the armies of Louis XIV of France from capturing it, this time not to be rebuilt. Valkenburg is no longer a fortified town but it has largely retained its historical charm, although the town suffered heavily from mass tourism in the 1960s, 70s and 80s. The municipality still hosts more than 1 million overnight stays a year. The present aim of the council of Valkenburg is to move away from mass tourism and emphasize the natural and historical beauty of the town. Included in the plan were the rebuilding of Geulpoort, the restoration of two other surviving city gates, and the reconstruction of the defensive moat along the Medieval wall in Halderpark.

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