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Molenmuseum de Valk

Tweede Binnenvestgracht 1, 2312 BZ, Leiden, The Netherlands
+31 71 516 5353
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The Big Wind Mill

This is the big wind mill that you see when you leave the train station and walk into town, an... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Thomas V
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Oakland, California
a look at an old flour mill

This is a very interesting presentation and a lot of information is available. Old furnishings in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
jitkaavs
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Camp Verde, Arizona
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Visitors to the Valk Windmill learn about the history, life, skills and techniques of the 18th-century Dutch miller.
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good41%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“steep stairs” (17 reviews)
“windmill museum” (17 reviews)
“mobility issues” (11 reviews)
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Tweede Binnenvestgracht 1, 2312 BZ, Leiden, The Netherlands
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+31 71 516 5353
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"steep stairs"
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"windmill museum"
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"mobility issues"
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"living quarters"
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"the upper floors"
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"lovely windmill"
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"working windmill"
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"dutch windmills"
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"underground car park"
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"great video"
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"short film"
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"self guided tour"
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"train station"
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is the big wind mill that you see when you leave the train station and walk into town, an iconic vision of the city and Holland.

Thank Thomas V
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very interesting presentation and a lot of information is available. Old furnishings in the downstairs rooms, the machinery is upstairs. Recommended.

Thank jitkaavs
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Molen de Valk is one of the still functioning windmills in Holland used to grind grain. It is quite close to Leiden Centraal Station (5-7 mins by walk). One can pay a small fee (4 Euros) and visit the windmill. There is a video...More

1  Thank s_yajaman
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Reviewed 6 May 2018

They have a video explaining the history of windmills in the Netherlands that is quite informative. It's a decent view of the north part of the city (the small harbor). The staff is fluent in English and very nice.

Thank Dave D
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Reviewed 1 May 2018

This is how you do a living museum! We were fascinated to learn all about windmills (from the little film) and then have the opportunity to explore, clambering up a series of ladders to the platform and then on even higher. At only 4.50 Euros...More

2  Thank suzcad
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Reviewed 14 April 2018

This was such an unusual museum! It shows a historic windmill from the inside, the way people lived and the upper floors too. There were quite a few steep ladder-like stairs to climb. Every area was so interesting. A short film can be watched to...More

2  Thank Sundancer93003
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Reviewed 12 April 2018

We parked in Lammermarktgarage (a modern underground car park ideal for exploring the centre of Leiden) and noticed this windmill as we approached. On further investigation we discovered the windmill was an amazing museum describing the history of these structures. It is unsuitable for those...More

2  Thank HClacks
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Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

We were tentative to pay the entrance because really what could you possibly be missing when you can see the lovely outside of this windmill? But we were pleasantly surprised to learn about the history of windmills and how they work. This is an intimate...More

Thank rylly
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Reviewed 7 March 2018

it was great to go to a windmill museum in Holland. this one is still intact and serves as a good museum with models and videos showing the different sorts of windmills that once dotted the landscape of the Netherlands. some were for drainage, some...More

1  Thank 415katew
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

I have seen it every day when I ride my bike to the University. Now I had left Nertherlands, really miss it.

Thank LinpingChueng
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Devorn1
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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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