Guided Tour North Caves incl. The Vault | Maastricht Underground

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North Caves
Luikerweg 71
6212 NH Maastricht
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Caves North incl. Vault

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.

When

  • every Saturday and Sunday starting from April 4th, 2020 until April 19th, 2020at 10:45
  • Monday the 13th of April 2020at 10:45
  • every Saturday and Sunday starting from May 16th, 2020 until July 5th, 2020at 10:45
  • every Thursday and Friday starting from May 21st, 2020 until May 22nd, 2020at 10:45
  • Monday the 1st of June 2020at 10:45
  • every Saturday and Sunday starting from September 5th, 2020 until October 11th, 2020at 10:45
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