POSTPONED: Guided Tour North Caves incl. The Vault | Maastricht Underground

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Address:
North Caves
Luikerweg 80
6212 NH Maastricht
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Caves North incl. Vault

Due to the ramped-up measures to combat spreading of the coronavirus this event has been postponed. For up-to-date information on events, please check the organizer’s website.

Built at the start of the Second World War, the purpose of this concrete bunker was to protect the Netherlands' mos…

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Due to the ramped-up measures to combat spreading of the coronavirus this event has been postponed. For up-to-date information on events, please check the organizer’s website.

Built at the start of the Second World War, the purpose of this concrete bunker was to protect the Netherlands' most important art treasures from air attacks. About 800 artworks, including Rembrandt's Night Watch, Potter's The Young Bull, and Vermeer's Little Street, were stored here for three years. In the underground marl corridors, the air is chilly and damp. An ingenious climate control system ensured these delicate canvasses remained undamaged. In addition to the vault, you'll also visit the keepers' room, and the room used by the Dutch military police, charged with guarding the vault and the entrance tunnel. You'll also take a look at the technical room where the vault's climate was controlled. The guide will also entertain you with interesting anecdotes about the occupiers as well as the resistance. This is a short tour of a unique bit of heritage that offers a mixture of history, culture, and art.

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When

  • every Saturday and Sunday until October 11th, 2020at 10:45

Prices

  • Adults€10.80

Location

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