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Sint-Janshuismolen

Kruisvest, Bruges 8000, Belgium
+32 50 44 87 11
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great quiet spot in Brugge

Take the time to get out of the crowded center and come to this quiet green space. The windmills... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Nate R
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Sycamore, Illinois
Beautiful

Go to see the windmills for the fencing alone, with its fine lacework fencing designs. You'll find... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lincoln_PETE7904
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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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
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“lovely walk” (8 reviews)
“steep climb” (6 reviews)
“nice path” (2 reviews)
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Kruisvest, Bruges 8000, Belgium
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+32 50 44 87 11
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Take the time to get out of the crowded center and come to this quiet green space. The windmills are in a picturesque setting.

Thank Nate R
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Go to see the windmills for the fencing alone, with its fine lacework fencing designs. You'll find them on the eastern side of the city on the river.

Thank Lincoln_PETE7904
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After arriving in the northern part of Europe, these were our first glimpses of local windmills. Wooo Hooo. So large and very well maintained. Certainly worth getting off the main tourist streets to get a look at historic Belgium.

Thank IndySig
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's worth the €3 to climb to the top. A little hair-raising coming down, but backwards is the way to go. The workings of the mill are so interesting and the views are staggering. The whole concept of windmills is still so ingenious to me...More

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Reviewed April 9, 2018

There is a nice walk around the outskirts of Bruges, without the crowds. You will come across a number of windmills which are pretty to see. I have been inside one of them many years ago, but I am not sure if they are open...More

Thank Cecil H
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Reviewed April 1, 2018

These windmills are on the outlying aresas of Bruges but you come across them when you are doing the walk around the town. The have a great roof top view over Bruges and they lead you to Minnewater Lake or towards the grans harbour which...More

Thank DJCass
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Reviewed April 1, 2018

Even on a grey and cold day, it's always nice to walk along the river and visit the different gates and mills. You can also go up the stairs at least in one mill and see the views. ‎

Thank Ccristina_1989
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Reviewed March 27, 2018

We decided we needed to get some fresh air, and set off to walk along the canal, with the windmills next to you. It is really a lovely walk, and the locals were out, cycling, jogging or walking.

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Reviewed March 20, 2018

Saw a couple of the windmills at night during the walking tour, but returned during the day to get some day shots. They are unlike Dutch windmills but very interesting to see up close.

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Reviewed March 19, 2018

Lovely old windmills, but located out on the periphery, requiring a good 30 minutes walk. worth it if you have time on your hands, but may not be a priority if you have 48 hours in Bruges. Also obviously located where its quite windy, so...More

Thank Rachel S
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MrsDCC
June 2, 2016|
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Response from Antony B | Reviewed this property |
For Sint-Janshuismolen, it's open from May–August (Tuesday to Sunday 09.30–12 noon and 13.30–17.00. For Koeleweimolen, it's July and August every day 09.30–12.30 and 13.30–17.00.
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Jaynie57
May 18, 2015|
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Response from travelbonkers44 | Reviewed this property |
Depending on the route you take around 20 mins. But I wouldn't go in a straight line but "zigzagging" to see as much as possible on the way. Then it may be up to 30 mins. It's really charming :)
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