Valkenburg, South Holland
Valkenburg from the Oude Rijn
Location of former municipality Valkenburg
Valkenburg ([ˈvɑlkə(m)bʏr(ə)x] (listen)) is a village and former municipality in the province of South Holland, in the western Netherlands. Valkenburg is now part of the municipality Katwijk and had a population of 3,900 in 2006.
On 1 January 2006, Valkenburg and Rijnsburg were merged into the municipality of Katwijk. The former municipality of Valkenburg had about 3878 inhabitants (1 June 2005) and a surface area of 15.74 km2 (6.08 sq mi) of which 0.23 km2 (0.09 sq mi) 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 Valkenburg Naval Air Base, which was situated here since 1936, was closed in 2006.
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