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“Interesting”

Molenmuseum de Valk
Ranked #1 of 64 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.
Tel Aviv, Israel
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Interesting”
Reviewed 7 August 2014

First time inside a real windmill.
The lower floors where people used to live arranged originally, and the upper floors show you the mechanism of the windmill. Small museum that explain the history an uses of windmills. Nice panoramic view of the city from the terrace.

Visited July 2014
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“interesting and worth a visit”
Reviewed 5 August 2014

doesnt take long to look round, but gives good insight into history of the windmill and very well maintained.

Visited July 2014
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Really interesting, beautifully presented, great views and not too busy”
Reviewed 30 July 2014

We went on a rainy day and really enjoyed this little museum. It has lots of interesting information and artefacts, really well presented inside the windmill. I had been very curious about the Dutch windmills, and this place answered all of my questions. It was a nice quiet museum too, and I thought they did a great job of ordering the information as you climb through the windmill. Great views of Leiden from the top too. A surprisingly excellent attraction.

Visited July 2014
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Dundee, United Kingdom
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458 reviews
105 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
“really enjoyable”
Reviewed 1 July 2014 via mobile

Well worth a visit. Great to see the insides of a windmill and to read and hear about the history of windmills. It took around an hour yo go round and climb up all the levels but great day out.

Visited June 2014
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Dundee, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
“A place to visit”
Reviewed 20 June 2014

Great place to visit, once inside after the living area, you start your climb, listened to a very informative video on the history of the windmill, its wooden stairs are very steep, and the steps are narrow, so be warned, great view of Leiden from the balcony?? that surrounds it, then a further climb to the top, with all the grinding equipment etc, on show, then you have to climb back down other stairs backwards, there are handrails but might not suit everyone :)

Visited June 2014
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