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Border of the old town

It's a good walk from the center of the old town. Passing through Marktplatz, old-town streets and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
nobuhiro k
Shinjuku, Japan
Well worth the walk

Walk out of town to this and you might almost be in other city given how few other tourists you... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2018
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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...more
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Kruisvest, Bruges 8000, Belgium
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All reviews nice walk steep climb walk along the river dutch windmills working windmill beautiful windmills open to the public green space city centre low countries main canal inner workings small fee short visit nice place to visit worth a visit by chance
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a good walk from the center of the old town. Passing through Marktplatz, old-town streets and see Kruistport, one of the entrance of Bruges, walk a bit along canal, I found this water mill on the small hill. This is the historical, old mill...More

Thank nobuhiro k
Reviewed 12 October 2018

Walk out of town to this and you might almost be in other city given how few other tourists you meet. It is on a hill but not high enough for a major view. Note it shuts in the winter which means you stand outside...More

Thank spepmed
Reviewed 8 October 2018

This part of Bruges seems less explored by tourists, so you can enjoy the beautiful buildings and scenery and take amazing photos! The windmill itself is pretty impressive, I wouldn't skip it.

Thank Irina C
Reviewed 7 October 2018

After the building of the Bruges city walls from the end of the thirteenth century Since the emergence of the outer city walls at the end of the thirteenth century, windmills were built to protect the cities fortifications. There are four windmills on the Kruisvest....More

Thank thesmdm
Reviewed 2 October 2018

This windmill is still in function and the miller explain you everything , it's on the rampart of Bruges and you can make a biketrip or a tour 7 km roundtrip.

Thank Nomadedelux
Reviewed 21 September 2018

If you're in Bruges for a few days, it is very worth taking a walk to the edge of the historic part of the city (the horse and cart rides come out here too). It is a lovely stroll through the canal side park past...More

Thank Katy G
Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

We had a quick walk to get to see these windmills as we didn’t have much time, never got to climb the steps to see whether you could go in, but nice photo opportunity!!

Thank MelJ470
Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

We reached this magnificent windmill while cycling across Bruges and simply loved it. We actually rested for a while on the sprawling lawns in the adjacent park facing the windmill. Simply iconic windmill to visit while in Bruges! Great vibe👍🏻

Thank TheFilmyCouple
Reviewed 31 August 2018

We went for a walk to find these windmills. It was cool but nothing extraordinary. If you want to enter the windmill you will have to pay. Didn't have any euros to hand so didn't do that in the end. I feel like if you...More

Thank Bella B
Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

Website and the sign on the entrance clearly states they are open till 1230pm. I arrived at 1212pm and was behind a group who were allowed to enter but they told me I couldn't go in as they were closed for lunch. I was literally...More

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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.
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 :)