Valkenier - Valkenburg, NL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T-Team!
N 50° 52.007 E 005° 49.514
31U E 698795 N 5638814
Quick Description: Since 2021 the amusement park the Valkenier in Valkenburg is closed.
Location: Limburg, Netherlands
Date Posted: 2/4/2022 6:17:49 AM
Waymark Code: WM15PG1
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist
Views: 1

Long Description:
"De Valkenier was an amusement park in Valkenburg aan de Geul in the Dutch province of Limburg. The attractions were mainly aimed at young children.

The park was founded in 1934 by Jan Albert Otermans. This made it one of the older amusement parks in Europe. (Note: the Tibidabo theme park in Barcelona was founded in 1899). The park has always remained in the possession of the Otermans family.

In July 2021, the park, which was located near the river Geul, was affected by the flooding of the Geul. Because the technical installations were also affected by the high water and because of the possible contamination of the remaining sludge, the park was closed for at least five weeks. With that, the curtain may have fallen for De Valkenier. It was previously known that 2021 could be the last season of the amusement park. Owner Albert Otermans sold the park to a project developer, who may want to create a residential area there."

Source: (visit link)
Date Park Opened: 1/1/1934

Date Park Closed: 8/1/2021

Address:
Prinses Beatrixsingel
Valkenburg, Limburg NL


Current Use or Function:
Nothing


Is the park still there?: Yes

If not, what is in its place now?: Not listed

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