Windmills of Bruges
Windmills of Bruges
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Adventurer556198
29 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Only 10-15 minutes walk from main square are 4 windmills . One of these is open to the public . For 5 euros ( free for kids under 12) you can climb up the outside to see the inner workings of the windmill . Bit of a climb if you’re not keen on heights .
Written 11 August 2023
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jbg74
Saint Paul, MN1,060 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
All four windmills are along the major, circular canal at the edge of the medieval town on the north side of the medieval portion of Bruges. They are on the bike path that circles the city where the old city walls were located. You can go inside the one which still grinds grain. It is included in the Bruges Museum card and is well worth a visit.
Written 31 May 2022
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David
Lille, France1,867 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Solo
You can see the four windmills of Bruges together in the North East of the city centre. A pleasant walk away from the 'busier' part of the old city, alongside the canal. Worth a visit to see some history.
Written 6 July 2023
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Trainbleu
Brussels, Belgium37,079 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
Curious to see the windmills of Bruges we walked from Kruispoort, at the end of Langestraat, along the Canal Ghent -Bruges towards Dampoort. A very pleasant green walk of about half an hour. If it’s not raining, that is. Old maps of Bruges show a large number of mills on the city walls but today there are only four: the Bonne Chiere Molen, Sint-Janshuismolen, Nieuwe Papegaai and Koeleweimolen. The mills are standing on a grassy mound and are visible from afar. Except for Sint-Janshuismolen (1770) all the windmills have been moved to Bruges from other locations in the 20th century. It’s also the only operational mill open to the public. Therefore, listing the other windmills separately on Tripadvisor seems rather superfluous.
Written 11 December 2022
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Brad
Hong Kong, China173,737 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Couples
A lesser known set of attractions in Bruges are the four 18th and 19th century windmills that line the old rampant and Ringvaart on the northeastern side of the Historic Centre of Bruges. Mills have a long history throughout Belgium, here visitors have opportunity to see four that are in very good condition up close.

There is a walking path that leads up to each of the four windmills including Sint-Janshuismolen, the oldest of the mills (1770) and the only one that is open to the public for visitation. This particular mill is second in the line starting from the south at Kruispoort Gate. Opening hours are 9.30-12.30pm and 1.30-5pm daily. Entry is €4 per adult.

The Burges Windmills are a pleasant surprise and another interesting set of attractions to see in beautiful Bruges if time allows. Unfortunately they are a bit isolated and away from the bulk of sightseeing that first-time visitors will want to concentrate their efforts on in the historic city centre. However, for those who have done the rounds during previous stays as well as windmill enthusiasts, you'll want to consider making a bit of time for the Windmills of Bruges.
Written 26 December 2018
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Deborah from Indiana
11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
Even though 2 of the 4 windmills were relocated from outside Bruges, they fit in. It is a wonderful walk around Bruges-4.5 miles or 7 kilometers-so take the time and incorporate the 4 remaining gates into the whole experience. Watch out for the bicycle riders-they do love their bells!!!! Wonderful views from the remains of the defence wall of Bruges along the main canal. It gives you a different view of Bruges, especially around the Minnewater Lake area with the Grain Tower and the Powder Tower. Plus, not full of tourists-even though I was one! The 2 original windmills have a closed base while the newer windmills have a 4 brick dice base.
Written 4 January 2020
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G S
Hampshire, UK87 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
Found the 4 windmills adjacent to the main canal on the edge of the City. Most are closed off but it is possible to go upside one of them (if you can face the steep staircase up and then down afterwards). It cost 4 Euros but I thought it was worth it for the views alone.
Written 16 September 2019
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Mkris9
Southampton, UK482 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Family
One of the best locations to take a break from the hustle and bustle of the touristy places and the city. We spent a good couple of hrs, to just chill with kids and our dog running around to let off steam.
Written 4 June 2019
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julia
13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
This is a wonderful walk from the city center. I would definitely recommend making the 15-20 mins. Also a great bike ride.
Written 2 February 2024
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Fenella B
Norwich, UK33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
It maybe a 20 minute walk from the centre of Bruges but a trip to this working windmill is definitely worthwhile. The sails were turning in the wind as we climbed the very steep steps to the entrance. Then, up another ladder with ropes to steady oneself up to the part where the large wooden cogs are moving. They grind grain in the afternoon so I did not see that part.
The only downside was the overused information leaflet which had seen better days and needs replacing.
Written 25 May 2023
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