St Janshuis and Koelewei Mills, Bruges

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  • August 10, 2017
    You can go up and visit the mill, a bit shaking but safe! Worth the trip at the end of the city. You will see how the mills works internally and read the history on the panel you will find at the entr...  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    The windmills in Belgium do not have the same tradition compared to the Netherlands, but in Bruges there are four preserved windmills which decorate part of the route along the canal around the historic centre. Worth it enjoy!
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  • August 4, 2017
    These mills on the outer canal provide a lovely destination for a quiet stroll from Bruges. Surprising how quiet it was and nice to find something to do that's free (we didn't go inside)  more »
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  • April 11, 2017
    Bruges Art Route Spectacular view!!! It’s like a dessert course after the platter full of Bruges city tour. Before leaving Bruges do come to this place, chit-chat with friends or just simply lie down and see the view. If you are luck you can see colourful hot air balloon and paragliders also. Time Required to visit: No restrictions For Photography: Plenty of options
  • April 4, 2017
    Nice place to chill. When there at sunset and sat at the bottom of the mill. Worth it.
  • April 18, 2017
    Interesting little exhibit which shows the internal organization of the windmill. Though I won't advise to go there if you're afraid of heights - the mill itself stands on a hill, and the stairs are almost vertical with just one railing for support.
  • October 27, 2016
    Worth the relaxing stroll to see the beautiful windmills! Attraction: 30-40 minute walk from the Burg Square. Throughout the relaxing walk, you will be strolling thru old streets of what is recognized as a World Heritage Site of UNESCO! Your destination is four beautifully maintained windmills by the canal with large patches of grass for picnics or for you to roll on! Key Takeaway: If you don't mind the walk, this is truly worth seeing! You could even do a segway tour and request to visit this destination! Visited September 2016.
  • September 27, 2016
    An interesting relic of past industry- still working! Climb the steep stairs outside and inside for good views and a fascinating insight into milling. Catch the number 6 or 16 bus from the centre of town and then walk back via the other historic sites en route.

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