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Molenmuseum de Valk

Tweede Binnenvestgracht 1, Leiden, The Netherlands
+31 71 516 5353
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Great museum and lovely place to walk around

The Molenmuseum de Valk in Leiden is a wonderful windmill restored over the years and now providing... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Drbinoche
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Dublin, Ireland
Lovely place to visit

Worth a visit when in Leiden. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Very steep climb to the top but... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
adambird
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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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Visitors to the Valk Windmill learn about the history, life, skills and techniques of the 18th-century Dutch miller.
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  • Average6%
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Tweede Binnenvestgracht 1, Leiden, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The Molenmuseum de Valk in Leiden is a wonderful windmill restored over the years and now providing a clear overview of the workings of a windmill. The place is very centrally located and provides great views over the surrounding area from the observation area about...More

Thank Drbinoche
Reviewed 1 week ago

Worth a visit when in Leiden. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Very steep climb to the top but lovely view of the town. Great insight into the history of windmills and the Netherlands. Excellent value for money.

1  Thank adambird
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am always fascinated by windmills whenever cities we visited in the Netherlands. It may be because i am Asian and we do not have it there. But true, it is the iconic symbol of Holland. It is so close to Leiden central. We only...More

Thank MijnlieverdFH
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a very fun and interesting visit. This windmill operated for a couple of hundred years, I think, as a mill to grind grain and corn. The Miller and his family lived in the mill and you get a good understanding of what life...More

2  Thank Gene15217
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not your usual 'run of the mill' museum! Here to get to learn about the history of windmills and climb to the top of a one. Excellent value too. Something for all the family.

Thank JS613613
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Windmill as a museum is easily accessible just by feet from train station and will not take too much time. It also worth to say that it is free for the Netherlands national museum card holders. Museum is pretty self-explainable and many things are duplicated...More

Thank RomanNikitchenko
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is brilliant to go and see the inside of a working windmill... family of five €12. Under ground car park opposite ( separate to windmill). There is a video in English ( you can select languages) explaining about windmills in holland and there usage....More

Thank Orbine
Reviewed 20 August 2017

Very informative and interesting to actually see the inside of a mill! It's around four euros to gain access to the mill (very worth the small price) for the experience. There is a great video at the beginning of the tour explaining the reason for...More

1  Thank Rebeccavilday
Reviewed 15 August 2017

When I think of the Netherlands, windmills are at the top of the list. But so many of them are pictures or images. When we visited Molenmuseum de Valk in Leiden, the sails were on and the blades were spinning. What a majestic site! Inside...More

Thank familytraveler2014
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Went to Leiden as part of a band & after performing in Leiden we had some free time so I set off to visit a windmill while in Holland. It was quite easy to find & although the road area surrounding is undergoing some major...More

Thank susan g
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Devorn1
24 September 2015|
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Response from zepedro99 | Reviewed this property |
The windmill De Valk has always been for grinding flower. The current brick windmill is the third one built in the 1700. the previous windmills in the same location were made of wood. In the 1700 because of the higher... More
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