Railwaystation Valkenburg

Valkenburg station is the railway station of Valkenburg in the Dutch province of Limburg. The station is located on the Maastricht - Heerlen route and is considered to be the oldest existing in the Netherlands. The building built of marl blocks was designed by Jacobus Enschedé and opened on 23 October 1853. Enschedé was inspired by the palace of King Willem II in Tilburg. In 1890 two detached buildings were demolished on the sides to make room for longer wings.

The building, which is classified as a national monument, is still in use as a station. In 2005 the station was leased and returned to its original state.

Initially the station was on the line Aachen - Maastricht, later the station got connections to Heerlen and Kerkrade (Miljoenenlijn). Only Heerlen - Maastricht is still in regular operation.

The steam train of the ZLSM (Zuid Limburg Steam Train Company) also runs on the Miljoenenlijntje from Kerkrade to Valkenburg with as home base the yard in Simpelveld.

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