We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Kruisvest, Bruges 8000, Belgium
Improve this listing

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 96 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 33
    Excellent
  • 46
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Nice Walking Area

Quiet green area next to the water. Sint-Janhuis and Koelewei Mills are still in working , grinding grain and operated by the volunteers. These are the only two mills you can... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 9, 2015
Solodam J
,
Amsterdam

Similar Things to Do in Bruges

Add Photo Write a Review

96 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Nether Whitacre, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
472 reviews
246 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 231 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We walked up to here to see the windmills. Only the one was working, but that was the one you could visit and walk inside of. The area is nice and relaxing and we took a punic rug with us to sit on the grass in the sun and have a drink and just relax.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Tortona, Italy
Level Contributor
2,053 reviews
1,666 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 882 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

A little further away from the city center and the tourist crowd, adjacent to the river in the east of the city, along a pedestrian path you can visit this windmill. Apart from this there are other 2 more in sequence, it is placed on top of a small hill, a small bank easily accessible by anyone from where you... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Tunbridge Wells
Level Contributor
74 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We took the day canal-walking and made our way out to the north-eastern edge of the old city where there are four impressive windmills that line the old city walls (long gone and replaced by grass mounds). Impressive structures and at least one is still working - a couple of the others were also open for access to the public.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Amsterdam
Level Contributor
475 reviews
335 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 213 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Quiet green area next to the water. Sint-Janhuis and Koelewei Mills are still in working , grinding grain and operated by the volunteers. These are the only two mills you can visit. The location is about 1,3 km from the city centre to the east city gate.

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
75 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
La Plata, Maryland
Level Contributor
293 reviews
145 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Poole, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
117 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dublin, Ireland
Level Contributor
83 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
New Jersey
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2

Travelers who viewed St Janshuis and Koelewei Mills also viewed

Bruges, West Flanders Province
Bruges, West Flanders Province
 

Been to St Janshuis and Koelewei Mills? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of St Janshuis and Koelewei Mills and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from St Janshuis and Koelewei Mills staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?