Guided Tour North Caves
The North Caves lie deep below the St Pietersberg hill and harbour a very unique piece of Maastricht history.
Guided Tour Fort St Pieter
Fort St Pieter is perched high above the Meuse river on the south side of the city and is directly
Pop-up Museum Casemates Waldeck
Between 1575 and 1825, a network of underground passageways or mine galleries was created on the western side of Maastricht
Guided Tour Zonneberg Caves
Imagine that you are on the run to escape the horrors of war and have to go into hiding about
The North Caves
The North Caves resemble a magical underground museum with unique charcoal drawings, inscriptions, and paintings that all have a tale to tell. Unlike the Zonneberg Caves (Grotten Zonneberg), the North Caves are a system with low and high-ceilinged tunnels. During the Second World War, the two caves were used in different ways. The North Caves were used as a hiding place for some of the most famous Dutch works of art.
TIP: If you want a more active underground experience, then the North Caves Adventure is just the thing for you and your group.
The Zonneberg Caves is a spacious and structured system of tunnels. During a guided tour with an experienced local guide you will wind your way through the tunnels and pass the many names and drawings on the walls. These historic inscriptions come to life and are imbued with unique meanings thanks to the stories told by the guide, especially when you consider that the vast corridors of this system were used as a shelter for the civilian population during the Second World War.
Tip: Did you know that you can also visit the Zonneberg Caves with a kick scooter? Zoom silently through time with a professional guide. The advantage of visiting the caves with the kick scooter is that you can go further into the caves and discover a great deal more.
The North Caves were used as a hiding place for some of the most famous Dutch works of art where they were kept inside a special national depository. If you book a guided tour for a group, a visit to this vault is a guaranteed part of the tour.