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Molenmuseum de Valk

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Address: Tweede Binnenvestgracht 1, Leiden, The Netherlands
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+31 71 516 5353
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun 13:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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Visitors to the Valk Windmill learn about the history, life, skills and...

Visitors to the Valk Windmill learn about the history, life, skills and techniques of the 18th-century Dutch miller.

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Very informative tour of the windmill of Leiden and the history of windmills in general. Combining a video explaining the history as well as displaying the components that make up... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very informative tour of the windmill of Leiden and the history of windmills in general. Combining a video explaining the history as well as displaying the components that make up the moving parts of the windmill and also a display of what the living quarters also looked like. Well worth a visit, but only if you can manage ladders!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We were staying for a few days in Amsterdam, but got the train out here as I remembered the windmill was good from a couple of visits with my parents in the early 00's. It didn't disappoint. A well kept exhibit which allows you to explore virtually the whole mill. Decent view over Leiden from the balcony and interesting history... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

There is plenty to be seen on this tour, which is excellent value for money. A short video presentation on one of the floors was an unexpected bonus. Beware the steep stairs if you are unsure of height or ladders, otherwise it is a must see.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a well preserved place and interesting things are abound when inside. Careful going up and especially down the ladders on the top floors if you are a bigger person like me. Good view from the top though, and it is worth the climb. I didn't find the staff to be particularly friendly in me walking in the door.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A small picturesque village with a lot character and a big windmill... so scenic!! love it... Nice and peacefull

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one great working towermill! The workings of the mill are explained very well, and there are nice views both from the low balustrade ('rondgang') and from the windows near the top. Be careful on the very steep and narrow stairs!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Interesting for all ages - however not suitable for people with mobility issues due to steep ladders. We liked the views from near the top and an insight into the history of windmills in Holland.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

One of the best spots to visit in Leiden - even if you're not into windmills, this museum is a pretty fascinating look into how they work, and the view from the top is breathtaking!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

This was the unexpected highlight of our Leiden visit. The windmill tour offers extensive signage (in English- thank you!!) of both the history and how the windmill operates. I was surprised - you can climb all the way up into the interior (steep, narrow steps) for a rewarding view of the interior and the countryside. The docents working at the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

Even though it's my country, I loved to visit and explore this mill. It has an interesting history and is very beautiful.

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