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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
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun 13:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

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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Historical lesson with lots of climbing!

I wanted to check this out before leaving Leiden and I'm glad I did. Entry was cheap, it was quiet and the lady on reception was very friendly and offered to look after my bags... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Elliot G
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I wanted to check this out before leaving Leiden and I'm glad I did. Entry was cheap, it was quiet and the lady on reception was very friendly and offered to look after my bags. As you climb higher up the museum, you learn more about how windmills operate and their importance to Leiden/Dutch history. You're eventually greeted by panoramic... More 

Thank Elliot G
Purmerend, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you have a chance to see dutch life style and interiors why not to do this? You can also see how does mole working, all construction and you come out at the roof.it is not so high point to see Leiden but in flat Holland you feel some dynamic! Also recommend to visit with children

Thank sixmice
Eastern, NC
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a spontaneous side trip while visiting The Haag. The owners/staff were friendly and the tour was interesting. We were able to see them stop the windmill for the evening which was very interesting. It does involve narrow steps and ladders but is manageable for those in good health. We highly recommend it.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just had to pay a visit to a windmill in Holland. Lovely ladies at the reception desk. Very steep stairs but we make it and were rewarded with a view over Leiden.

Thank Maureen R
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Fascinating and well presented windmill. Steep staircases so be prepared to climb up and down. Loads of information and an excellent view from the platform of Leiden as well as a close look at the sails as they whizz by.

1 Thank Gabrielle A
Pune, India
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Reviewed 2 April 2017

Absolutely stunned to see this historic and old windmill. I never knew windmills are so huge on the inside too! The ground floor has the small house in which the miller lived, with all things intact. The upper floor have various tools on display, while you see the various parts of the windmill in motion from the inside. A bit... More 

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Stephentown, New York
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Reviewed 1 April 2017

We found this listed in a tour book and it sounded just quirky enough to try out when we switched buses in town. It turned out to be a destination - the museum itself is really interesting and easily takes an hour or more to visit, but it's located on the canal in a lovely area - we picnicked nearby.... More 

Thank Kim M
Prince George, Virginia, United States
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

I'm a mill freak, so I love this place. Lots of history, good exhibits, friendly staff and cheap entry fee. Must see if you're into windmills/

Thank Charles B
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Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Come here if you want to taste a bit of Dutch culture! You can take a look of how wind mill work, you can visit the house (people used to live in the first floor of the windmill!), you can go upstairs and reach the top and see Leiden from there! It's interesting because there are explanations everywhere about how... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

There are historic wind mills all around Holland but I found this huge mill very interesting. In great shape and a wonderful self guided tour. Definitely worth the visit. The only downside, lots of construction outside which made photography challenging

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