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St Janshuis and Koelewei Mills

Kruisvest, Bruges 8000, Belgium
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Ranked #25 of 54 Attractions in Bruges
Type: Architectural Buildings
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Zagreb, Croatia
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74 reviews 74 reviews
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30 helpful votes 30 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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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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85 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
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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3 attraction reviews
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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57 reviews 57 reviews
46 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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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298 attraction reviews
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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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11 helpful votes 11 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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Yogya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

There are 4 windmills in the west of the town. It is not easy to reach if you walk from town, but if you use car or bike, I really recommend you to go here. The windmills are not working anymore but it was still maintained very well. The surroundings area is very green with very good grass around. Local... More

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Bucharest, Romania
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387 attraction reviews
245 helpful votes 245 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Pretty far from the other interest points,but if you have enough time,worth to visit them.Unfortunately,when I tried to visit they were closed and there wasn't any opening hours timetable.The area is wonderful,a lot of green grass,a channel strolled by different kind of ships... Not far from them you can find Kruisepoort,one of the old town gates.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

The 4 well restored/rebuilt wooden stilt windmills are the last of dozens that used to provide the citys flour.Each is different and they sit picturesquely on the outer ring canal to the east, in an attractive park, each on its own mound. Not open in January, but still interesting, and in summer there are working days. You can climb the... More

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