Informations round about Valkenburg

…and Maastricht


Also Maastricht, the oldest city in the Netherlands – now appr. 120.000 inhabitants – has a long history going back to Roman times, and even earlier Celtic times.. In Roman times being called “Mosa Trajectum”. The name that over time became “Maastricht” ( in Limburg dialect called “Mestreech” )

Tourist Office Maastricht:
Kleine Staat 1
6211 ED Maastricht
The Netherlands

Telephone: +31 43 325 2121


Many architectual highlights from the past 2000 years can be found in Maastricht. The Roman bridge over the river Maas is one of them. Also various museums are worth a visit. bModern history tells you about the Treaty of Maastricht back in 1992, starting the process of the introduction of the Euro in 2002 for back then 12 European countries. In the meantime other European countries have joined as well and others will in the future.

Foreign, international, a bit French these are words which Maastricht’s guests often use to describe the city’s characteristic atmosphere. Centuries of influence from the south and the tradition of cultural exchange in this land without borders have given Maastricht an international imprint. The old fortified town on the river Maas is developing steadily into a city of European charm.

The half-yearly summit of European heads of government has already been held here twice. Maastricht is a congress city of international standing. Maastricht also has a reputation as a city of culture.

Why not enjoy a taste of the good life in Maastricht? It is the sunniest city in the Netherlands where you can spend a short break or even just a weekend, experiencing the art of living. The sunny lifestyle of the people of Maastricht is infectious.

Maastricht sparkles! Restaurants, bars and pavement cafes abound. Nowhere in the Netherlands will you find such a choice of culinary delights within such a small radius as here. With a strongly French flavour – not surprising in the country’s southernmost city – but spiced with typical regional specialities.

Shopping is another very good reason for spending a day in Maastricht. Fashion, patisserie and antiques are particularly plentiful. The sophisticated shop windows in the Stokstraat area are the height of temptation.


The “Polfermolen”- hall actually is a pretty modern building, just off the small and pittoresk town center of Valkenburg.

It now also has wireless LAN/ADSL access for participants of the bourse.
With a huge parking lot and on a 10 minute walking distance from the Valkenburg train station.

Almost all hotels and restaurants in Valkenburg are nearby and can be reached easily by walking a few minutes.

The “Polfermolen”- hall has been built for various purposes – let’s call it an events building: It holds a large sports hall, theatre hall, fitness hall, swimming hall, small meeting room, bar and restaurant and a big foyer. The PaperMoneyFairs in Valkenburg are the biggest events held there over the year. These events are normally being held in the sports hall, theatre hall and the foyer that connects both. In April that is. In September (so far) only the sports hall.