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Molenmuseum de Valk

Closed Now: 10:00 - 17:00
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400 year old windmill

Excellent and comprehensive tour by our guide Vim. Well worth the small admission fee. Highly... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Great museum reasonably priced

This is a really good museum and is cheap at 4€ in comparison to other museums in Leiden. It... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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“windmill museum”(19 reviews)
“steep stairs”(17 reviews)
“mobility issues”(11 reviews)
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 1 week ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 Rudy P
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
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

We visited on a cloudy and lightly windy Sunday afternoon. The museum was fairly busy but not crowded and we were there for about an hour and a half. When we first went in we expected to see just a few rooms and we were...More

Thank KimMccall
Reviewed 15 August 2018

its great to see the inside of a working windmilll. Apparently Rembrandts father was a miller maybe here so that adds an extra layer of interest.

Thank Karenabroad
Reviewed 6 August 2018

This Windmill means "the Falcon." It was a working windmill for many years. There is a 4Euro entrance fee and very steep stairs to climb, but the inside is fully restored to a working home and windmill. At times, the owner will set up the...More

Thank DrMarkES
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

This windmill museum is easily accessible on foot from the centre of Leiden. As you can imagine there are exhibits and information on different levels. Information displayed by exhibits was available in English, Dutch, French and German. Beware the different sections of stairs are very...More

Thank bookdeaver
Reviewed 2 August 2018

We're staying in Leiden for a couple of weeks and this was on the list of places to see. Though we had ridden our bicycles past it a number of times, we're glad we went inside. A very well looked after museum with an excellent...More

Thank Matthew P
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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