Experience Rome in One Day

An underground journey

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You descend to the graves of ordinary Roman citizens and to the magnificent, colourful burial chambers of prominent Romans. The richly decorated crypts – about 25 meters below the earth’s surface – are overwhelmingly beautiful.

Founded in 1910 by Jan Diepen, son of a wealthy textile industrialist, in collaboration with the famous architect Pierre Cuypers, the museum’s frescoes reveal extraordinary stories, ancient rituals and surprising scenes from everyday life. This inspiring guided tour takes you past all the highlights of underground Rome. The tour lasts one hour. You are welcome every Tuesday to Sunday, you will be guided together with other visitors, and the guide is free of charge.

Recommendation: a Roman lunch
Combine your tour with a Roman lunch and make your day in Rome complete! Together with the nearby restaurant Gasterij Koningswinkelhof, the Roman Catacombs Museum has developed a delicious lunch* that could date back directly to Roman times.

For more information, please check our visitor information or send an email to info@katakomben.nl

The Roman lunch is available every Wednesday to Sunday.

Other Tour Guides

Closed to the Public

The 'Catacombe di Roma', or ancient underground catacombs in and near Rome. The only place in the world where you can still experience and admire these impressive crypts to the full is at the Roman Catacombs Museum in Valkenburg aan de Geul in the Netherlands.

Looking for Cecilia

Take an exciting journey through an underground labyrinth! Go together in search of Saint Cecilia, who is buried in a secret place in this underground maze.

Circle of Life

A popular and fascinating quest for the whole family or as a team outing! Using clues and tips, players have to answer a number of questions, solve riddles and carry out challenging tasks.

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