Valkenburg borders the Rhine river (to the north) and is located closely to the dunes, but also occupies a central position in the Randstad. Both Schiphol and Rotterdam The Hague Airport are within a 30 minutes’ drive. Valkenburg has a rich history. The remains of the Roman fort Praetorium Agrippinae have been elaborately excavated here. Nowadays, you can still find ample proof of this in the village. Along the Torenvlietslaan, you can find a Roman monument that has been donated by the province. This is no surprise, since Valkenburg is known among archaeologists as one of the most investigated archaeological sites in the Netherlands, when it comes to the Roman era.
But that’s not the only thing Valkenburg is known for. Although the naval airfield doesn’t exist anymore, for marines and veterans, this part of Katwijk remains the home base of the Marine Aviation Service.
Apart from this, there is the Nationaal Smalspoormuseum (Narrow-gauge Railway Museum), where renovated narrow-gauge trains are exhibited. If you visit the museum in summer, you can go for a ride along the Valkenburg lake.