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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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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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A must when in Leiden

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 3 weeks ago 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

This was a fascinating insight into how windmills work . Best part was when we climbed to the top and the wheel was unlocked to let the windmill run,lots of things to view and touch with a lot of interesting facts about windmills .

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

Since windmills are integral to the history of the Netherlands, I wanted to tour one. I was very surprised at the information provided, the working parts of the mill to see, and the views from the mill. Overall, it is definitely worth one's time to tour the windmill.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Huge and impressive windmill very close to city centre. Come and take a look to this reason why Leiden is so "dutch". One of the pearls of this city and one of my favourite attractions here!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Such a magnificent mill. It is very close to Leiden Centraal station. The mill is still working and very much in good condition. The lower levels are furnished like in the old days. Very charming.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

This great mill is in the city center nearby the train station of Leiden central. The mill is beautifully renovated all over. You can see how people lived and worked for ages in this mill. Hear the story of the miller and see the photos. Climb the stairs and enjoy one of the best views over Leiden.

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