Review written by Sophie Couard, on April 11, 2016.
Valkenburg aan de Geul is a relatively young town in the Netherlands. In fact, it has only become an independent town on February 1, 1982, as a result of a merger of the old town of Berg en Terblijt and Valkenburg-Houthem. It is located in the very south of the country, and not many people live there. The population in the city is currently just over 16,500 residents. However, this did not stop them to build a large casino there.
The Holland Casino in Valkenburg aan de Geul is located on top of the Cauberg Hill and offers one of the nicest atmospheres in the region with a breathtaking view over the valley.
But is it worth visiting the casino? This is the question that I will answer in the following few paragraphs.
A modern casino
Let me begin this review by telling you more about the games room. The casino is open only to adults of at least 18 years, and it is necessary to present a valid identity document upon entering. Unfortunately, you will also have to reach in your pocket and pay an admission of €5.
The slot machines
The slot machines are available every day from 12 pm to 3 am in the morning, and fans of these games can enjoy:
- games with progressive jackpots, such as Mega Millions Jackpot,
- traditional slot machines with mechanical reels,
- latest generation video slot machines,
- different variants of video poker,
- video bingo,
- multi-game devices,
- an electronic roulette.
The table games
The traditional table games are available every day from 12 pm to 3 am, and fans of these games can enjoy the following games:
- American roulette,
- casino 21,
- ultimate texas hold'em,
- multi poker,
- punto banco.
The poker room is open from 8 pm to 3 am in the morning, and fans of these games can play texas hold'em and omaha in:
You can also play bingo in the casino, and choose from:
- live games,
- digital terminals with this lottery game.
Taking a break between the games
This fantastic game selection will probably entertain you for a while, but it is also important to take a break every now and then and rest. The casino has this also covered and offers you the option to have a drink in a bar or a bite in the restaurant.
The Holland Casino in Valkenburg aan de Geul has a very nice restaurant called Le Jardin that has a beautiful garden and is the perfect place to enjoy a delicious meal or dinner in an elegant atmosphere, allowing you to enjoy the beautiful view of the Kuurpark and the surrounding countryside. On the menu you can find several dishes, as well as set menus for either €27 or €35, such as:
- smoked salmon or smoked duck breast with pumpkin cream as starters,
- ravioli with artichokes and pecorino cheese or chicken satay as main courses,
- a gourmet coffee and an ice cream as dessert.
The bar is located in the games room and is open every day the same hours as the establishment itself, from 12 pm to 3 am. The atmosphere in the bar is friendly and modern, and you can find a large selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic hot and cold beverages, beers and several traditional and original cocktails. There is also a small snack menu with various sweet and savoury snacks.
Unfortunately, the establishment does not offer any accommodation. However, this is not a big problem, as there are several hotels available in the town. For example, you can stay at the following hotels that are close to the casino:
- the Hotel La Casa ** starting from €54 per night,
- the Hotel Botterweck *** starting from €69 per night,
- the Hampshire Hotel – Voncken Valkenburg **** starting from €83 per night,
- the Hotel Limburgia *** starting from €89 per night.
The Holland Casino in Valkenburg aan de Geul is a very nice casino with a lot of beautiful nature around it. The casino games room features a diverse and good selection of games that will make many fans happy. There is something for everyone!
By car : Motorway A79 – Exit n°3 Valkenburg.
By train : Train station of Valkenburg.
Slot machines and table games : every day from 12 pm to 3 am.
Poker : every day from 8 pm to 3 am.