Guided Tour Casemates Waldeck

Duration about 1 hour
Adult (12+) € 7,20
Child (4-12) € 5,70

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Between 1575 and 1825, a network of underground passageways or mine galleries was created on the western side of Maastricht. These are called the Kazematten. Like moles underground, people dug this 14-kilometre-long system of defensive tunnels under the western side of the city in the 18th century. During times of siege, these tunnels were used to approach and surprise the enemy from under the ground.

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Starting point

Waldeckbastion

When?

Various dates

Language

Dutch and English

Not wheelchair accessible
Toilet not available
Public transport
Cold
Photography allowed

During the Second World War, the people of Maastricht spent many fearful hours crowded together here, sheltering from bombardments. This tour will give you a good impression of the details surrounding this unique monument of military engineering.

Handy to know:

  • You can purchase your tickets online, at the Maastricht Underground ticket office (Luikerweg 71), or at the Maastricht Visitor Center (Kleine Staat 1), Tickets are not available on location.
  • The tour departs from the Waldeck Bastion located in the city park near Tongerseplein. Visitors coming from the city centre can simply follow the ‘Bastion Waldeck’ signs from the Visitor Center. The Waldeckpark is located at one side of the Tongerseplein roundabout. Walk around the fortification. The red door you see in this park is the entrance to the Waldeck Kazematten.
  • The temperature inside the Kazematten is 10 to 15 °C, so remember to wear warm clothes.
  • This tour is not suitable for people who have difficulty walking.

Combine two tours and receive a discount of 20% on the total amount

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