Valkenburg, South Holland
Valkenburg from the Oude Rijn
On 1 January 2006, Valkenburg and Rijnsburg were merged into the new municipality Katwijk. The former municipality of Valkenburg had about 3878 inhabitants (1 June 2005) and a surface area of 15.74 km² (6.08 mile²) of which 0.23 km² (0.09 mile²) is water.
On the second Wednesday in September there is a horse market, the oldest in the Netherlands. 2010 marked its 1066th year of operation.
The former military airbase, which was situated here since 1936, was closed in 2006.
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