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
    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... 
    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 »
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  • For €5 you get to climb to the top of the windmill and follow the story of how mills were built and improved throughout times and how they work to make flour. There's a souvenir shop at the ground floor too. The minus is, the stairs are super steep, and not very comfortable to climb, so you need to be pretty fit to make it up and down.
  • Lovely museum. Lots of steps to climb. Beautiful models of windmills. Good descriptions on the walls.

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