Molenmuseum de Valk, Leiden

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Visit one of the most symbolic sites in the city at Molenmuseum de Valk, a functioning windmill dating from 1743 and a municipal museum. The museum itself displays items used in the milling process, such as tools and books. Visit the first floor to see the only remaining miller's residence in Holland, where many of the original furnishings remain. Stop to watch the video and learn about the history of grain grinding, then continue upward to the lofts to see more. Make Molenmuseum de Valk a part of your Leiden vacation plans using our Leiden trip itinerary website.
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  • 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....  more »
  • 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...  more »
  • Opened on Sundays.great to get informed on how windmills were used in Holland in the past. We were able to climb to the top. Beautiful band playing on a boat in the canal outside and free bouncy castles for the kids. This part of the city is beautiful.
  • Very interesting and informative museum. Climbing up 5 floors you can see inside a restored, working windmill. Fantastic views of the town from the halfway point. Not for the fainthearted or if you have trouble with steep stairs as there are a lot to negotiate, especially on the way down when you have to walk down them backwards! The kids loved the whole experience.

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