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Sint-Janshuismolen

Kruisvest, Bruges 8000, Belgium
+32 50 44 87 11
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Brilliant experience

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

Reviewed 4 days ago
GraphiteGoose
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Ashford, United Kingdom
Hidden gem of Brugge

Picturesque windmill overlooking the canal, 25 minutes walk from the Markt. We were too late in the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
caitlinpayne1304
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East Grinstead, 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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“steep climb” (6 reviews)
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Kruisvest, Bruges 8000, Belgium
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Reviewed 4 days 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 3 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 14 May 2018

Go to see the windmills for the fencing alone, with its fine lacework fencing designs. You'll find them on the eastern side of the city on the river.

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Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

After arriving in the northern part of Europe, these were our first glimpses of local windmills. Wooo Hooo. So large and very well maintained. Certainly worth getting off the main tourist streets to get a look at historic Belgium.

Thank IndySig
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Reviewed 28 April 2018

It's worth the €3 to climb to the top. A little hair-raising coming down, but backwards is the way to go. The workings of the mill are so interesting and the views are staggering. The whole concept of windmills is still so ingenious to me...More

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Reviewed 9 April 2018

There is a nice walk around the outskirts of Bruges, without the crowds. You will come across a number of windmills which are pretty to see. I have been inside one of them many years ago, but I am not sure if they are open...More

Thank Cecil H
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

These windmills are on the outlying aresas of Bruges but you come across them when you are doing the walk around the town. The have a great roof top view over Bruges and they lead you to Minnewater Lake or towards the grans harbour which...More

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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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