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Molenmuseum de Valk

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A really interesting and engaging windmill museum

Although we have visited lots of windmills in Amsterdam, this is a really good museum. This is a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
A step back in time

You wouldn't think you could learn so much about a county just by visiting a windmill but I did on... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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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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Tweede Binnenvestgracht 1, 2312 BZ, Leiden, The Netherlands
+31 71 516 5353
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although we have visited lots of windmills in Amsterdam, this is a really good museum. This is a windmill containing an associated home for the miller and family, moving sails and a lot of stairs to climb up and down to see various exhibits. The...More

Thank DJWebb0
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You wouldn't think you could learn so much about a county just by visiting a windmill but I did on my visit today. Informative signs guide your way through the 7 levels of the building and they are complemented by a short but thorough video...More

Thank COzols
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everyone associates windmills with Holland so when you're visiting the country you definitely have to visit at least one! We visited this restored mill, and it was fascinating. The downstairs rooms were furnished and upstairs on the various working levels of the windmill you could...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyed being able to go to the different levels of this windmill and to see how it use to work. Very interesting

Thank Lyd M
Reviewed 24 October 2018

We enjoyed our walk through self tour of the Windmill. We maybe spent about an hour here and enjoyed seeing the inside workings of the windmill. Just so you know, some sets of stairs between levels are quite steep. However, we saw people of all...More

Thank kimsM8617CR
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Excellent and comprehensive tour by our guide Vim. Well worth the small admission fee. Highly recommend! And within tram range from Den Haag, so very accessible.

Thank Pioneer818983
Reviewed 16 September 2018

This is a really good museum and is cheap at 4€ in comparison to other museums in Leiden. It commences with the accommodation and former occupants on the two lower floors of the windmill and you then get to watch a film to explain different...More

Thank garfieldBelfast
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

One of only two windmills left in the city this is a great museum at 4€. Starts with the accommodation and past owners on the lower 2 floors and moves on via a multi lingual film to explain different types of windmill and there uses....More

Thank E8887TZmartinp
Reviewed 8 September 2018

De Valk is by far one of the best preserved typical Dutch windmills. It is still operational and a gem to the city.

Thank 43rudyp
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

An impromptu trip to Leiden centre left us unsure what to do. The kids saw the windmill and wanted to go in. It’s great value (€4 for adults €2 for children over 5, free for children under 5). Lots of history in here which was...More

Thank EonsOfZaphod
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24 September 2015|
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