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“Leiden town”

Molenmuseum de Valk
Ranked #1 of 72 things to do in Leiden
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Owner description: Visitors to the Valk Windmill learn about the history, life, skills and techniques of the 18th-century Dutch miller.
Reviewed August 21, 2013

a beautiful small town, too bad we spend a short time here..hope next time can explore more from this town.

Thank ivorytan88
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Reviewed August 5, 2013

We wanted our children to understand the difference between a wind turbine and an actual windmill so we took them here. They really enjoyed it, so did we. The museum pieces are interesting and well presented, the video presentation gave a lot of factual information without being boring and the view from the top is outstanding! It was not badly priced and was worth it to be out of the rain for an hour! The stairs are more like ladders and very steep, not so bad going up but more difficult coming back down. I have to say that my husband kept a very tight grip on our 5 year old on the viewing platform but it is safe with guard-rails all the way round, definitely not for the faint of heart. All-in-all, well worth a visit if you're in Leiden, which in itself is a lovely town to visit :-)

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Reviewed July 5, 2013

i went to this museum last February. It was an old-fashioned museum but very interesting for me. You can learn much knowledge about windmills in this place. But you have to be careful because the ladder are very old and rather dangerous. Overall, I enjoyed visiting this place!

Thank travelaucious
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Reviewed June 24, 2013

This windmill museum is old-fashioned but oozes charm. Walking around and climbing all those stairs is like going back into history, say, into the 1950s. The view from the plateau is absolutely worth the climb.
The smaller windmill De Pot nearby is worth going to if you want to buy good flour milled in this mill. Do not miss the Stadstimmerwerf on your way there; it is the most beautiful building!

Thank CJWG
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Reviewed June 1, 2013

You come across this right as you leave Leiden Central station. When you come to The Netherlands you of course want to see a windmill. Well you not only get to see one but you get to go inside one. Inside you get to learn all about them. There is a video which I found very usefull, it gives the history of windmills all throught out the world. As you make your way up the windmill you get to see the living space of the people who once lived in it. You get to see all the working parts of it. Towards the top you get to step out on the balcany and you get a great view of the city. You can go all the way to the top of it. The day I was there it was very windy which was neat because you were able to watch a windmill work from the inside, moving parts and all. Its located next to a park and there are many great places to get good photos. Its not expensive has a cute gift shop, and is pretty much the fist attraction you come upon. Go check it out, its worth your time.

Thank Brandon D
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