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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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  • Back in time in mill de Valk. To see everything about Miller's life in former times and on the operation of the mill. Tip: wear easy clothing for climbing and descending on the narrow steps/laddertjes. Great fun for kids!
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  • The mill is in a prominent place on the edge of the city centre. On a sunny day is there from the plateau around the mill to see a nice view of Lead. In the mill also information about oner other old times methods.
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  • Very informative tour of the windmill of Leiden and the history of windmills in general. Combining a video explaining the history as well as displaying the components that make up the moving parts of ...  more »
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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.