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St Janshuis and Koelewei Mills

Address: Kruisvest, Bruges 8000, Belgium
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Ranked #18 of 62 Attractions in Bruges
Type: Architectural Buildings, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Sights & Landmarks

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Ontario, Canada
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73 reviews 73 reviews
16 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Walking or jogging in the trails is highly recommend. Actually close to this place there is an amazing pastry shop too (which may be difficult to find given the civil engineering for Bruges resembles a star-schema).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

A wonderful place to escape from the crowd. Try jogging around it if you can and see all the four windmills. Stunning. And it river next to the pathway makes everything even more beautiful.

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Gembloux, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Highly recommended for people who would like to walk in peace, with windmills on one hand and canal on the other. Its really beautiful. If I would like to visit Brugge again it will be certainly for this place.

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Zagreb, Croatia
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We looked them from outside, but this part of town is so beautiful because there aren't a lot of tourists. It's outside the magic tourist triangle so you'll have peace and quiet and large mills in front of you. And great view of the city as mills are on little hills.

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6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Don't let the leaflets fool you, Sint-Janshuismolen is the only one of these two mills that works. They are both very similar, once you've seen one don't bother seeing the other! When we went Sint-Janshuismolen was in full sail and it was great to watch the cogs whirr, the only thing that would have improved it were if we could... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The windmills are about 15 minutes walk from the centre of Bruges, we walked all around the perimeter of the old town which provided a contrast to the more touristy perfection of the centre and gave a really good overview of the town. The windmills are interesting and certainly worth a quick visit.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

The windmills are quite a walk through the city centre but definitely worth it. Located in a quiet, serene area with a park located nearby.

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

We chose to rent bikes and cycle around Bruges on the path along the windmills. It was the best way to explore these ancient windmills and get right up and close. Was fascinating to see them. Worth a quick trip up to them. Surrounding area was also green and well manicured- could be nice for a picnic as well.

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Reading, PA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

We have seen and been inside a number of windmills, but since these were included in our Brugge Museum pass, we decided to walk to these windmills. We are glad we did since they were located in a non touristy area of Brugge where we had not been previously. Once you get there, you need very little time to explore.... More 

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Edgewood, Kentucky
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

The windmills are a nice place to visit once. There isn't much to do there but they are neat to see if you aren't used to seeing windmills.Worth a quick trip.

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