Molenmuseum de Valk

Molenmuseum de Valk, Leiden: Hours, Address, Molenmuseum de Valk Reviews: 4.5/5

Molenmuseum de Valk
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Visitors to the Valk Windmill learn about the history, life, skills and techniques of the 18th-century Dutch miller.
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The Weak Knee Traveler
Singapore, Singapore11,766 contributions
Dec 2019 • Solo
This museum is located pretty near to the central station and is a must visit to see the internal furnishing of a windmill. You are allowed to climb to the top which. However, it may be too steep for folks with weak knees.
Written November 8, 2020
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Graham M
Bristol, UK3 contributions
Feb 2020 • Solo
Spent a very pleasant time at the museum. Very good explanation of what was there. Nice to see reconstruction of living accommodation on ground floor and good to be able to explore on your own. The advice on how to come down the steps was very much appreciated!
Written February 27, 2020
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Taimy M
London, UK22 contributions
Sep 2019
We saw tons of windmills in the Netherlands but only managed to see one inside and we were not disappointed. You get to experience every room. No place is off-boundaries. The gift shop was also really nice!
Written January 2, 2020
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Phuckoff
Leiden, The Netherlands27 contributions
Dec 2019
walking out of Centraal station towards town, it's just a few minutes. lots of decent places to eat nearby, as well...
Written December 14, 2019
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Mike R
Birmingham, United Kingdom227 contributions
Dec 2019
Great way to spend an hour, exploring the Molenmuseum de Valk. A combination of factual history and engineering prowess.
Excellent value for money a just 5Euro/adult ticket.
The full tour does involve climbing and ascending steep ladders and an exposed panoramic view from outside the windmill, so may not be suitable for all; but otherwise well worth taking the time for a visit when you are in Leiden
Written December 9, 2019
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Rahmad Dawood
Banda Aceh, Indonesia168 contributions
Nov 2019
Recommended site to go if you are interested in a little history of Leiden and Windmill in general. The admission to the museum of my visit was 5 Euro, very reasonable. You could climb up to the top of the windmill and get a bird's eye view of Leiden.
Written November 17, 2019
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Ishootforthegram
Hollywood, FL439 contributions
Oct 2019 • Couples
With an 11 hour layover in Amsterdam we visited the not so busy city of Leiden! The Valk is truly spectacular as one of the oldest working windmills in the city. You can go into the windmill for a really small cost and are able to see how everything used to work. I would highly recommend going as it will probably be the only one you will visit!
Written October 7, 2019
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dereka66
Bang Sao Thong, Thailand77 contributions
Sep 2019
This windmill is a must see near the Leiden rail station. Climbing the steep ladders to the top and seeing all the very interesting exhibits as well as the mills equipment is a must do.
The very interesting old living quarters and the furniture used by the millers family is also exhibited.
Written September 19, 2019
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Tweenkly
Malaysia364 contributions
Apr 2019 • Friends
Inside the Molen is interesting. Showing the building structure, history of the windmill. Experiencing in the molen is fun and interesting.
Written September 10, 2019
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MN-Reader-Traveler
Saint Paul, MN47 contributions
Sep 2019 • Friends
Loved this museum for its authenticity as one of two remaining windmills in Leiden. Less than a 10-minute walk from Leiden Centraal train station, it’s worth a visit. The first floor was a residence and the dining room, kitchen and study remain intact. Great collection of windmill art. The upper floors show the inner workings of a grain mill. A well-done audio-visual show in English explains the history and function of windmills in the NL. Learned lots! A highlight was getting out on the platform to see the city skyline. Caution for those with bad knees or limited mobility: Classic narrow stairs up two levels, steep ladders for the other three levels. All steps down require traversing ladder staircases backward.
Written September 7, 2019
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