Daelhemergroeve – Underground enjoyment
Diner for two, a staff party or a business meeting with relations, an anniversary party or wedding: Our aim is to offer every guest a unique experience.
Special group arrangements with all sorts of activities in and around the Valkenburg caves offer an unforgettable experience for young and old, and for both small and large groups.
The quarry restaurant also offers every connoisseur a chance to enjoy themselves from a culinary point of view, offering the best products the region has to offer, in the unique and atmospheric setting of a marlstone cave.
Our team consists of driven, experienced and passionate people. Our party planners think along with you in planning your ultimate party, the kitchen team presents you with the best flavours Limburg has to offer, and our serving staff ensures the smooth running of your party, making your guests feel comfortable at the same time. We love to see you at the Daelhemergroeve!
The rich history of Daelhemergroeve
The underground location of a marlstone cave in the heart of southern Limburg is of course unique in itself. In the 17th and 18th century stonecutters were carving out the marlstone, resulting in the current network of underground corridors.
In 1917 the Caselli family realized a model coalmine within the quarry, where visitors were taken into the world of coal mining by former miners.
In the part of the quarry that was called the moss cave in the old days, an underground restaurant was established in 1978. In 1990 a large ballroom was added, with floor heating and other modern amenities. In 2010 the quarry’s new wedding hall was taken into use, giving Valkenburg the most unique wedding venue in the Netherlands.
Modern kitchen guided by mother Nature
The restaurant is now fully modernised and arranged as open-plan. That way the guests have a clear view of the cooking skills of our kitchen brigade and they can witness the preparation of their own dishes. Seasonal vegetables and local products star in the kitchen of our chef, with specific attention to ingredients that thrive well in caves.