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Molen De Vlieger

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Mill in The Netherlands

A working mill Molen de Vlieger in Voorburg The Netherlands built in 1621 to drain the Veen- en... read more

Reviewed October 29, 2018
chickandbeast
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Durham, Canada
Great bit of Dutch history

We are family of five staying at Duinrell and wanted to visit a windmill as our youngest (8) loves... read more

Reviewed May 30, 2018
AKHarper
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Windmill De Vlieger is a poldermill built in 1621 to drain the Veen- en Binckhorstpolder. Its scoopwheel of more than 5 meters can drain the water from the polder up to a height of 1 meter. The mill is still fully operational and runs regularly. It...more
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Essepad 3, 2272 JS Voorburg, The Netherlands
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Reviewed October 29, 2018

A working mill Molen de Vlieger in Voorburg The Netherlands built in 1621 to drain the Veen- en Binckhorst polder on a farm. Definition of a polder is a low-lying tract of land surrounded by dikes, a depression, that form an artificial hydrological entity. There...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed May 30, 2018 via mobile

We are family of five staying at Duinrell and wanted to visit a windmill as our youngest (8) loves them...... we cycled just under 7 miles to this windmill which I found on trip advisor. What a fantastic windmill with so much history and all...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank AKHarper
MolenDeVlieger1621, Secretaris Stichting Molen de Vlieger at Molen De Vlieger, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2018

Sorry for our very late reaction but certainly do appreciate your comments. We will inform our volunteer about your comments. Thank you very much

Reviewed May 9, 2018 via mobile

That's what the friendly guide told me when he started the tour of this beautiful windmill. Located in a picture perfect location, the windmill is a good place to visit. For just 3 euros you get a guided tour of this windmill museum which lasted...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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MolenDeVlieger1621, Secretary Stichting Molen de Vlieger at Molen De Vlieger, responded to this reviewResponded May 10, 2018

Thank you for your kind comments 😊

Reviewed October 22, 2017 via mobile

Windmill "de vlieger" in the heart of Voorburg is a wonderful example of a typical historical Dutch windmill used to drain the polder to regulate water for farmland. The mill gives you an impression of what life was like for a miller and an ordinary...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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MolenDeVlieger1621, Secretaris, Stichting Molen De Vlieger at Molen De Vlieger, responded to this reviewResponded October 23, 2017

Thank you for your nice comments. We do whatever is possible to keep the mill in its best conditions and to give a good impression on how life was lived in the mill in the past. It is good to see you enjoyed the visit....More

Reviewed September 1, 2017

The location is unique, between "Essesteijn" children's farm and a high flat but when you walk a little bit to the green area, you will see this beautiful windmill totally different, like on a postcard. It was closed on Sunday when we're there but we...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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MolenDeVlieger1621, Secretary Stichting Molen De Vlieger at Molen De Vlieger, responded to this reviewResponded May 10, 2018

Sorry to have missed you for a visit. The mill is open for visits every wednesday and saterday between 13.30h and 16.30h from April till end of October. 😊👍

Reviewed April 12, 2017 via mobile

We visited this place with the family it is we really are nice but is nobody there walking a round but is very green and nice my family enjoy thatMore

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Mehrdad A
PoldermolenDeVlieger, Secretary Stichting Molen de Vlieger at Molen De Vlieger, responded to this reviewResponded April 14, 2017

Thank you for visiting the surroundings of Molen de Vlieger. I hope you also visited the mill inside because it is realy wonderfull. This poldermill which is almost 400 years old is still able to do its work as before. Now it is furnished as...More

Reviewed November 11, 2016

The guided tour with the resourceful Henk was very enlightening on the great history of Molen De Vlieger. It is amazing how everything is kept in the Molen reflecting the daily life of the miller, you almost feel he's going to enter from the door...More

Date of experience: October 2016
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Management response:Responded November 13, 2016

Thank you very much for your enthousiastic comments on your visit to our mill. We will ensure that Henk will get this feedback. All our guides have their own personal touch for the tour through the mill to make sure our visitors the best view...More

Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

I have visited several Dutch wind mills with my business partners active in renewables but De Vlieger proved to be the best exhibit so far. If you look for a pretty picture in a polder go to Stolwijk or Kinderdijk. But if you want to...More

Date of experience: March 2016
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Management response:Responded August 14, 2016

Thank you very much for your positive reaction about your visit at our mill De Vlieger. We appreciate this very much.

Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

Visting the windmill built in 1621. It's an amazing experience to come inside, go upstair to explore how it built n worked to ground their grain n keep their feet dry; how the miller n family lived and worked there. The place isn't big but...More

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Christina L
Molen_de_Vlieger, Tour Guide Team Molen de Vlieger at Molen De Vlieger, responded to this reviewResponded May 29, 2016

Dear Christina, thank you for your feedback on TripAdvisor. We appreciate this very much. Please do spread the message of your amazing experience as much as possible to your friends. We will be happy to welcome them in our mill. Best regards The Tour Guide...More

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