Molenmuseum de Valk, Leiden

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Visit one of the most symbolic sites in the city at Molenmuseum de Valk, a functioning windmill dating from 1785 and a municipal museum. The museum itself displays items used in the milling process, such as tools and books. Visit the first floor to see the only remaining miller's residence in Holland, where many of the original furnishings remain. Stop to watch the video and learn about the history of grain grinding, then continue upward to the lofts to see more. In addition to learning about the history, you can also buy whole wheat flour ground on site. Make Molenmuseum de Valk a part of your Leiden vacation plans using our Leiden trip itinerary website .
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  • August 16, 2017
    In a prominent place towers high above the Falcon lead out. The mill is now decorated with a fun retrospective on the history of the Netherlands in Leiden and mills. Nice exhibition (especially for children) that you slow the mill by lead up along very steep steps. You can on the halfway circulation outside the mill and you have a beautiful view. Definitely worth a visit (less than an hour)
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  • August 15, 2017
    When I think of the Netherlands, windmills are at the top of the list. But so many of them are pictures or images. When we visited Molenmuseum de Valk in Leiden, the sails were on and the blades were ...  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    An interesting museum, ideal to visit with a child. For us it was a second museum, after Caribbean studies, an airy way for kids to get used to the phenomenon museum. You are back in time; the employees are also very friendly and helpful
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  • March 30, 2017
    You must go. Very cool to see the old ways and the historic building. The views are awesome. All writings are available in English.
  • December 9, 2016
    Enjoyed the experience of this old windmill so much. Walking up to the top with the old staircases and learning about the history of this bygone era, is an absolute must for any visitor to the Netherlands.
  • July 5, 2017
    The view was great
  • June 15, 2016
    If you are mechanically minded or just like a little history it's likely going to be an enjoyable experience. At 4 euro it's hard to turn down the opportunity.
  • July 31, 2016
    Informative and educational windmill tour, steep ladder-stairs climb to the top, great views of the city

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