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De Valk was built in 1743 and was established as a municipal museum in 1966. Consisted of seventh floors, Molenmuseum de Valk offers an important history of Dutch. Every floor is displayed tools, books and models related to mills and millers. In 2013, Molenmuseum de Valk became the part of Leiden Heritage.
Molenmuseum de Valk Tours
Since all floors of this building are opened to public, visit the fourth floor where all the millings activities take place seems to be the best thing to do at Molenmuseum de Valk. Millers are usually come to this floor to look at the changing weather condition. It is possible for you to see the old tools used by the millers to grind the grain into flour on the 5th and 6th floor.
Visiting exhibiton space is another thing to do at Molemuseum de Valk. Taking place in the former bedroom, the exhibition space can be found both in the first and second floor of this museum. All sorts of images, tools, literature and objects are featured in glass cases. Here, you can see the tiny model of milling tool that shows the inner working of mill. Some windmill memorabilia and white style of Delft Blue pottery also can be found here.
Getting into the seventh floor is a must thing to do at Molenmuseum de Valk. A lovely view of the Leiden is waiting for you. On the top of this museum, you will see the stunning view of Leiden and find the large steering wheel used by millers for work. The room on this floor is also displayed a heavy metal tool that was used by milllers.
Watching the contemporary film is one of the best things to do at Molenmuseum de Valk. The contemporary films are projected in four languages (Germany, Dutch, English and French). The film which takes time around 11 minutes shows the summary of the development and operation of mills in Netherlands.
How to Get Tickets?
Molenmuseum de Valk ticket can purchased offline. It is 4.00 EUR for Adults, Children 0 / 5 years free and 2.00 EUR for other kids. The best thing to do at Molenmuseum de Valk to be free from the entrance fee is having a museum card.
How To Get Around?
You can take a fun walk to see the surrounding area of this museum. Molenmuseum de Valk is in the city center of Leiden, it is possible for you to walk and visit the nearby attraction in Leiden.
What Should I Wear?
It is recommended to wear clothes depend on the weather condition in Leiden since there is no dress code at Molenmuseum de Valk.
Best Time to Visit
You can visit Molemuseum de Valk anytime you want. This museum is opened from Tuesday to Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm, Sundays and public holidays from 1 pm to 5 pm. Avoid to visit this museum on Sunday if you want to do all things to do at Molenmuseum de Valk in less crowded.
Will I Need a Guide?
Molenmuseum de Valk is easy to find and you can find everything in this site. No need a guide because you can do all things to at Molenmuseum de Valk on your own.
How To Get There?
Molenmuseum de Valk is easily reached by walking since it is only 6 minutes from Leiden Train Station. Once you arrive there, the museum can be seen from the train station.
If you are afraid of height, do not go higher since the stairs are narrow and it can be scary sometimes.