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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. Arrange your visit to Molenmuseum de Valk and discover more family-friendly attractions in Leiden using our Leiden vacation route planner.
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  • Can the Siebold House went a different direction. Windmill tourist destinations is also here, just will not bother with to aim at. Is made, use the train path in Leiden Leiden central station automatic ticket and, at the information counter in front of the wicket wicket for train paths for opening and closing the machine's must receive a barcode sheet.
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  • Since windmills are integral to the history of the Netherlands, I wanted to tour one. I was very surprised at the information provided, the working parts of the mill to see, and the views from the mil...  more »
  • Huge and impressive windmill very close to city centre. Come and take a look to this reason why Leiden is so "dutch". One of the pearls of this city and one of my favourite attractions here! 
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  • Very fun experience in a tall windmill. Detailed description in multiple languages.
  • 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.
  • Informative and educational windmill tour, steep ladder-stairs climb to the top, great views of the city
  • Loved this small museum. It's free on saturdays and totally worth visiting if you ever come to Leiden.
  • Great way to spend an afternoon. Especially if you are a tourist.