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Sint-Janshuismolen

Kruisvest, Bruges 8000, Belgium
+32 50 44 87 11
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Picturesque

Enjoyed looking at the evening play of light on the windmills and the view of the town from the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
WildWonderfulWV304
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Ripley, West Virginia
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A steep climb but worth it.

Heard about the windmills in the hotel and we took a walk to the edge of town to see them. This one... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Peter C
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Witham, United Kingdom
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Windmills have graced Bruges' ramparts ever since the construction of the outer city wall at the end of the 13th century. Today four specimens are left on Kruisvest. Sint-Janshuis Mill - anno 1770- is still in its original spot and still grinding grain just like its neighbour Koelewei Mill. The Sint-Janshuismolen is the only mill you can visit. OPEN: 01/04-30/09
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  • Average14%
  • Poor1%
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“nice walk” (10 reviews)
“steep climb” (7 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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Kruisvest, Bruges 8000, Belgium
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+32 50 44 87 11
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"main canal"
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"small fee"
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Enjoyed looking at the evening play of light on the windmills and the view of the town from the platform. Well worth and stop and look. It is so nice to see machines like these maintained.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Heard about the windmills in the hotel and we took a walk to the edge of town to see them. This one you can go in for a small fee and well worth it to see how it was built and works. Nearly everything is...More

Thank Peter C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just stroll along the windmills. Climb up and get a pretty view of Bruges - its rooftops and churches.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were a walk along the river and saw the windmills in the distant. We decided to check them out. This one was open so I decided to pay the small fee to climb up into it.....I had two small kids with me (5 and...More

Thank Robert Y
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So how often do you get to climb up a steep ladder to enter a windmill? On the outskirts (but still walkable from the center, tho there's also a bus) of Bruges, this is a great site after you have been to the busy and...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ascend to the top of this Windmill and enjoy the views from inside. Lots of information about the windmills

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Reviewed 31 May 2018

Picturesque windmill overlooking the canal, 25 minutes walk from the Markt. We were too late in the day to walk up the stairs into the windmill but the view is stunning and there are at least 3 other windmills across from it. Highly recommend for...More

Thank caitlinpayne1304
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Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

A couple of days in Bruges can be quite exhausting so if you want a bit of peace and quiet a trip to the windmills is a must. Set on the outskirts of the town there are a few small bars and plenty of grass...More

Thank Lynn M
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Reviewed 24 May 2018

After you've checked out the many shops and restaurants in central Bruges, walk east until you reach the canal circling the town - there you will find several old style windmills in a line along the water's edge. The one with the fence around it...More

Thank 2009Benjamin
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Reviewed 21 May 2018

Take the time to get out of the crowded center and come to this quiet green space. The windmills are in a picturesque setting.

Thank Nate R
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MrsDCC
2 June 2016|
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Response from Antony B | Reviewed this property |
For Sint-Janshuismolen, it's open from May–August (Tuesday to Sunday 09.30–12 noon and 13.30–17.00. For Koeleweimolen, it's July and August every day 09.30–12.30 and 13.30–17.00.
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Jaynie57
18 May 2015|
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Response from travelbonkers44 | Reviewed this property |
Depending on the route you take around 20 mins. But I wouldn't go in a straight line but "zigzagging" to see as much as possible on the way. Then it may be up to 30 mins. It's really charming :)
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