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Molenmuseum de Valk

Tweede Binnenvestgracht 1, Leiden, The Netherlands
+31 71 516 5353
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Unique opportunity

I was on my way to The Hague and got "stuck" in Leiden because of a railway issue so I set out to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sharon G
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Daegu, South Korea
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Best Windmill Museum this side of Utrecht

Lovely little museum. They will NOT let you take cheese in the museum. It is obviously a common... read more

Reviewed 14 June 2017
Jayestar
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Visitors to the Valk Windmill learn about the history, life, skills and techniques of the 18th-century Dutch miller.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good43%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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Tweede Binnenvestgracht 1, Leiden, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was on my way to The Hague and got "stuck" in Leiden because of a railway issue so I set out to explore the town. Almost immediately, the molen de Valk caught my eye. I thought I could at least get some cool pictures...More

Thank Sharon G
Reviewed 14 June 2017

Lovely little museum. They will NOT let you take cheese in the museum. It is obviously a common problem... Nicely laid out displays, interesting place. Stairs are very steep - and anyone with vertigo and/or without full mobility might struggle.

Thank Jayestar
Reviewed 3 June 2017

This is a nice museum in the middle of Leiden. We were able to climb and enjoy all the levels in the windmill without the crowds associated with other windmill museums. Due to road construction in the area it was a little difficult to get...More

1  Thank loubelle64
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

I visited this museum several times already: as it happens when friends and family visit us for the first time is a place where we bring them; they all have appreciated it so far. I consider the windmill well mantained, information well reported and content...More

Thank alpheo83
Reviewed 20 May 2017 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...More

Thank Elliot G
Reviewed 12 May 2017

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...More

Thank sixmice
Reviewed 1 May 2017 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...More

Thank purplepirategal
Reviewed 30 April 2017

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
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
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...More

1  Thank Anshuman2707
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Devorn1
24 September 2015|
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Response from zepedro99 | Reviewed this property |
The windmill De Valk has always been for grinding flower. The current brick windmill is the third one built in the 1700. the previous windmills in the same location were made of wood. In the 1700 because of the higher... More
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