The 10 Best Things to Do in Schin op Geul, The Netherlands

August 19, 2017 Enedina Augsburger

Schin op Geul (Limburgish: Sjin) is a village in the Dutch province of Limburg. It is located in the municipality of Valkenburg aan de Geul, about 3 km southeast of the town of Valkenburg.
Restaurants in Schin op Geul

1. Coalmine Valkenburg

Daalhemerweg 31, 6301 BJ Valkenburg, The Netherlands +31 43 601 2491
Excellent
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4.5 based on 238 reviews

Coalmine Valkenburg

The Netherlands' last coal mineUnique in EuropeDiscover the world of mining in a mysterious underground environment. Begin your introduction to the world of the miners in our subterranean cinema, designed to look like a mine. Here you will see a unique promotional film by the Dutch State Mines (now the chemical company DSM) from the mid-1960s. This film will tell you all about the mining industry.FascinatingAfter the film, a former miner will lead you through the world of coal mining. Experience the excitement of the difficult work of the miners. Take a journey through time past the machines which were used to extract coal.Each visit is uniqueOur fourteen guides are all former coal miners with a wealth of experience working underground. Each guide has a unique presentation full of humour and personal anecdotes which make the past come alive. Demonstrations of mining machines add to the mood. These machines work by means of a specially-installed compressed air system, just like they used to use in the mines.Visitors with disabilitiesThe Steenkolenmijn and the Jan Kruysen Gallery are easily accessible to visitors with disabilities and wheelchair users.

Reviewed By Hanneke J - Leiden, The Netherlands

First of all! The guide was funny and amazing! An 81 year old volounteer who used to work in the actual mines for 20 years. There is nothing better then learning from first hand stories. So impressive! Also the fact they are working with volounteers is a great thing. Very educational.
But there was a big minus about this visit, which I believe can be fixed by the organisation, and this is the size of the group! Because we were being shown around in a mine, with some slightly claustrophobic spaces, a smaller group would have been a MUST! The size of our group was between 40 and 50(!) people. WAY TOO MANY! half of them could not hear anything because they were si far back, and on many occasions instead of the impressive machinery, I only saw the backs of people. I understand it is tourist season but this is just a shame. And a bit of a waste of money. Safety wise this cannot be the most optimal either. Working as a host in a museum myself this was a big no no.

2. Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial

Amerikaanse Begraafplaats 1, 6269 NA Margraten, The Netherlands +31 43 458 1208
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5 based on 330 reviews

Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial

Reviewed By Colin M - Perth, United Kingdom

Because this was an American cemetery and not a British one I was not sure what I would see in it, however, it turned out to be quite interesting, apart from all the graves, which you might expect, the tour guide told us about one or two of the soldiers who were of interest, I also found the chapel to be of interest, as was the wall which featured the battles over Europe from France up to Holland and beyond, although my special point of interest was the sculpture of the Mourning Lady and the Lily Pond.

3. Kasteeltuin Oud-Valkenburg

Oud Valkenburg 1, 6305 AA Schin op Geul, The Netherlands
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4.5 based on 5 reviews

Kasteeltuin Oud-Valkenburg

Reviewed By Pannekoek77 - Breda, The Netherlands

A hidden gem located close to the entrance of Kasteel Schaloen, this botanical garden introduces the visitor to the native plants, flowers, herbs and field crops in the region. We were greeted at the entrance by a friendly, helpful couple. It is a beautiful garden, well-maintained. The entrance fee was 4 euros per person. There is a map of the castle garden at the entrance. We bought a small guidebook (in Dutch) but the owners took the time to give a short introduction at the start. It was interesting to learn that some of the plants there had edible stems and leaves (not the normal vegetables you can find in the supermarket). There is a Notarisappel tree as well, a well-known Dutch apple variety in the 20th century. Along the garden route, you will find orchards, vegetable Gardens, a stone hut with marlstone/limestone, weather station, herb Gardens, water mill, birdhouses, apiary (bee yard), meadows, farmyard, observation post, water cultures, ''ínsect hotel'' and more. The castle garden is a wonderful place to explore, relax and enjoy the sights, smells and sounds.
For those who want to learn how to identify plants, the plants are labelled (plant names are in Dutch with the scientific name/Latin name below). There are signboards with interesting facts on the local flora and fauna as well as historical information in Dutch.
We had a great time there. At the end of the visit, I gained a better appreciation for nature, a deeper understanding of those who work hard to maintain farms, orchards and tend to Gardens.

4. Theatre Heerlen

Burg. van Grunsvenplein 145, 6411 AS Heerlen, The Netherlands +31 45 571 6607
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4.5 based on 109 reviews

Theatre Heerlen

Reviewed By Daryl S - London

I was here for IBE several different times and this great venue hosted several different events including large main stage events and smaller areas with a great space outside as well for a bbq style eating area. Really great place to see an event.

5. Kasteel Wijlre

Kasteel Wijlreweg 1, 6321 PP Wijlre, The Netherlands +31 43 450 2616
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4.5 based on 11 reviews

Kasteel Wijlre

Reviewed By ChristchurchStewarts - Christchurch, New Zealand

Modern architectural gallery with newly opened contemporary China artworks in beautiful established Gardens befitting the restored chateau centrepiece, are all about harmony of nature and art. Don't rush the journey. We took bus 50 from Maastricht and changed to bus 49 to arrive at Wijlre and Hedge House. The journey is so worthwhile and the owners hospitality so gracious. We spent over two hours here enjoying the environment of this gallery in a garden setting. Highly recommend a visit here.

6. Gulpener Bierhuys

Rijksweg 20, 6271 AE Gulpen, The Netherlands +31 43 450 7575
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4.5 based on 21 reviews

Gulpener Bierhuys

Reviewed By 1208maya - Panama City, Panama

This was a fantastic afternoon spent! Started at 12:30 with coffee and vlaai and a great powerpoint presentation. As they only had spots on a Dutch tour available during our time in The Netherlands and my husband doesn't speak Dutch, I had to translate. But this worked out well as the powerpoint was good as well as the presentation. The tour through the relatively small brewery was great, and our guide was able to catch everyones attention at every stop. The highlight of the tour was the beer quiz, where you had to test 3 beers and be able to tell which one it was (of all 16 beers Gulpener has). This was very difficult but entertaining! My husband was the only one that got all 3 right and now has a fun certificate! We look forward to come back when their new visitors center opens!

7. De Miljoenenlijn

Stationstraat 20-22, 6369 VJ Simpelveld, The Netherlands
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4.5 based on 83 reviews

De Miljoenenlijn

Reviewed By StephenH H - Manchester, United Kingdom

We took a relative out for "English tea" on the ZLSM preserved steam railway as a birthday treat.
Every 2 weeks during the railway add a restored Pullman carriage to the 12:00 steam train at Simpelfelt to Valkenburg and back.
Excellent experience, superb atmosphere and really great food backed up by excellent service from the people who actually helped restore the carriage.
We had a wonderful time and would recommend this as a special treat.
We only booked a couple of weeks in advanc - even so there were spare spaces for our group of 5.
The only complications were that I had to depend on translating the web site and Paying up front using an international bank transfer.
Our Dutch friends think this is normal, but sadly UK banks don't seem to make this as easy as it should be.....

8. Kasteel Hoensbroek

Klinkertstraat 118, 6433 PB Hoensbroek, The Netherlands +31 45 522 7272
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4 based on 179 reviews

Kasteel Hoensbroek

Hoensbroek Castle is one of the largest and most beautiful Castles in the Netherlands. The oldest section of the castle structure dates from 1250. The 40 different beautiful halls and rooms in the castle will take you on a fantastic journey through time. Discover the gorgeous ballroom, let the shivers run down your spine in the dungeon, and climb the 60 m high medieval look-out/defensive tower.

Reviewed By Todd B

Beautifully restored and lovely Gardens. You have access to most of the places of interest in the kasteel. Interesting history that was well presented. Food was very good and very good service.

9. Klooster Wittem

Wittemer Allee 32, 6286 AB Wittem, The Netherlands +31 43 450 1741
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4 based on 13 reviews

Klooster Wittem

Reviewed By Peter J

In the outside verry buissy, the inside Is for resting and contemplation. Many pilgrims from all over the world

10. Winery Fromberg

Hunsstraat 42A, 6367 JN Ubachsberg, The Netherlands +31 45 575 4461
Excellent
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4.5 based on 12 reviews

Winery Fromberg

Reviewed By Alyssa H - London, United Kingdom

My boyfriend and I stumbled upon Winery Fromberg while on a great bike ride through Zuid Limburg towns and we're so thankful we did! The family run winery and vineyard welcomed us and treated us to a variety of tastings that had us walking away with our hands full :) Thanks again

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