Duivelsgrot


Useful Information

Location: Near Kanne. Sint Pietersberg, Maastricht. At the border between Belgium and the Netherlands. From Kanne cemetery walk north for 400m.
Open: No restrictions.
[2010]
Fee: free.
[2010]
Classification:  Limestone Quarries and Mine
Light: bring torch
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History


Description

The Duivelsgrot (Devil's Cave) is one of virtually hundreds of limestone quarries in Limburg. Most of the caverns are located at Valkenburg and Maastricht, but both the geology and the quarries do not end with the political border. The Duivelsgrot is easy to find from the village Kanne, which is actually in Belgium, while the mine is located right above the border in the Netherlands. There are no restrictions about crossing the border, there as just small posts marking the border. To the north is a huge quarry with cement factory, which makes it rather difficult to reach the mine from the Netherlands.

The Duivelsgrot is rather impressive because of its entrance. A white limestone cliff in a green hill with a huge trapezoid entrance and a round window. After the quarry was abandoned, the cavern was used as a stable for animals and for the storage of goods.

The cavern is spacious and easy to visit. Because of the huge entrance, a torch is not necessary, but obviously it is better to bring one.


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