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Lovely windmill, and a nice walk too

The windmill is located on the outskirts of Bruges’ old town, and a walk from the centre of town up... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
steve_vstheworld
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Reykjavik, Iceland
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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 30 October 2018
nobuhiro k
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Shinjuku, Japan
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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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All reviews nice walk steep climb walk along the river dutch windmills beautiful windmills working windmill open to the public green space inner workings city centre low countries main canal small fee short visit nice place to visit worth the trip by chance
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The windmill is located on the outskirts of Bruges’ old town, and a walk from the centre of town up to the windmill is quite nice in itself, taking you along some cobbled streets and past some interesting old churches. The windmill itself is pretty,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank steve_vstheworld
Reviewed 30 October 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
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

Date of experience: October 2018
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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.

Date of experience: October 2018
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

Date of experience: July 2018
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.

Date of experience: September 2018
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

Date of experience: August 2018
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!!

Date of experience: August 2018
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👍🏻

Date of experience: April 2018
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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Bella B
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MrsDCC
2 June 2016|
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Response from AntonyB332 | 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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