De Valkenier

Pretpark de Valkenier
Location
Valkenburg, Limburg, Netherlands
Status Standing but not operating
Owner A. Otermans
Operating season April-October
Previous names Ontspanningsoord Natuurbad Valkenburg
Website https://www.pretpark-de-valkenier.nl/

Pretpark de Valkenier is an amusement park located in Valkenburg, Limburg, the Netherlands. The park focuses on families with young children.

History

The park was opened in 1934 as Ontspanningsoord Natuurbad Valkenburg by Jan Albert Otermans, with a playground, restaurant and an outdoor swimming pool. Through the years attractions were added which lead to a new name: Pretpark de Valkenier.

Location

Pretpark de Valkenier is located in Valkenburg, and thus is surrounded by housing. This has lead to problems when expanding the park, and is the reason why the attractions are built close to each other.

Early 2021 the park managers said they were considering closing the park, as they couldn't expand and needed a lot more visitors in order to invest in a new location.[1]

Flooding

In July 2021 a large flood in parts of Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands hit the park and left rides and electrical systems damaged. This, together with possibly contaminated sludge, meant that the park couldn't open after measurements against Covid-19 were eased up.[2]

Roller coasters

Name Manufacturer Type Opened Status
Krummel Güven Amusement Rides Factory Family May 25, 2019 SBNO
Green Snake Zierer Family 1981 SBNO