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Molenmuseum de Valk

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Address: Tweede Binnenvestgracht 1, Leiden, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31 71 516 5353
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13:00 - 17:00
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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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Fascinating and educational windmill tour

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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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Palermo, Italy
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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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Leiderdorp, The Netherlands
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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

I loved this! I didn't know I could get excited about a windmill but I did! You need to be OK with very steep, narrow steps to get to the top, coming down the stairs backwards was a bit scary to start and I can see some people may find this difficult so sadly not a place for those with... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

A very authentic place with great details inside the mill of how the mill looked like years back. Also offers a great view of the city and it's possible to get all the way up.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

I loved this place! This windmill is set up like it would have been in the 1800's. They have the house set up with period accurate pieces. Then you climb a series of steep stairs/ladders as you journey higher and higher into the windmill. And to top it all off, its a working windmill! You get to stand out on... More 

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