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“Fascinating Wooden Technology”

St Janshuis and Koelewei Mills
Ranked #26 of 154 things to do in Bruges
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Windmills have graced Bruges' ramparts ever since the construction of the outer city wall at the end of the 13th century. Today four specimens are left on Kruisvest. Sint-Janshuis Mill - anno 1770- is still in its original spot and still grinding grain just like its neighbour Koelewei Mill. The Sint-Janshuismolen is the only mill you can visit. OPEN: 01/04-30/09
Reviewed 25 April 2013

Very picturesque, and for a small fee, you can look inside the two floors of the St Janshuis mill. It’s fascinating to see the ingenious wooden technology that allows the sail to drive two sets of stones. There’s not a lot of information available, but you can pretty much figure out how it works. Oh, and it’s a steep climb to get inside.

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Reviewed 4 September 2012

Worth a visit. We rented bikes and biked along a beautiful path that runs on the outside of the old town and past the windmills. On a beautiful day, this is the way to see them! There isn't much to do (you can't go in them), so biking past and stopping for pictures is ideal.

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Reviewed 25 June 2012

We wanted to make sure that we saw a windmill while visiting the low countries, and this completely satisfied our desires. You get to climb up into an historical windmill and learn about it. Definitely a stop you have to make!

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