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Address: Kruisvest, Bruges 8000, Belgium

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Windmills

Out the outskirts of Bruges are the windmills, although not open on the days we visited, a great walk on a lovely day along the canals and bridges a nice relaxing part of Bruges... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

Out the outskirts of Bruges are the windmills, although not open on the days we visited, a great walk on a lovely day along the canals and bridges a nice relaxing part of Bruges and we found the local cafe / pub too that had great looking food and cold or hot refreshments.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Bruges is a tourist madhouse, even on a Tuesday. I wanted to get away from the throngs & decided to head out to the windmills. It's a bit of a hike, but walking through Jan van Eyckplein (the inner-city port), over less crowded canals, and through a residential part of the historic town is lovely. The windmills are located in... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Very neat, but not for many who don't like heights. If you want to go inside one of the mills it takes a semi-dangerous climb but is neat once you are there.

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Poole, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

A bus to Kruispoort and a walk up the canal past the windmills to Dampoort where we caught the paddle steamer to Damme. A really great relaxing day out.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Visited on a warm Saturday afternoon. The city centre was very crowded but only 20 mins walk away from the bustle you will find a few nicely preserved windmills along the canal. It's a pleasant area especially if you want to rest a little bit. I'd recommend walking from the north - Potterierei all the way past the windmills to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

we walked the distance from the Markt to St. Janshuis in Oct. 2014. The architecture along the way was worth the walk and even though the windmills were closed for the season, the view from the hill along the canal was impressive. There were places to stop for lunch or a snack along the way and the walk was enjoyable...about... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

If you need a little quiet and calm, come here. The tourist crowds stay away even though it is really not that far from the city center, and the walk through the old streets is easy and pretty. The windmills are beautiful, and young kids can have fun climbing up and rolling down the gentle hills. Beautiful and highly recommended!

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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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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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Address: Address: Kruisvest, Bruges 8000, Belgium
Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  West Flanders Province  >  Bruges

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