Museum De Valk

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De Valk
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De Valk (2007)
Origin
Mill location Leiden
Coordinates 52°09′52″N 4°29′11″E / 52.16450°N 4.48643°E / 52.16450; 4.48643Coordinates: 52°09′52″N 4°29′11″E / 52.16450°N 4.48643°E / 52.16450; 4.48643
Year built 1743
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Type tower mill
Scoopwheel diameter 29.5 yd
Other information museum
Stedelijk molenmuseum De Valk
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Annex with museum entrance
Established June 2, 1966; 52 years ago (June 2, 1966)
Location Leiden, Netherlands
Type tower mill
Website molenmuseumdevalk.nl

De Valk is a tower mill and museum in Leiden, Netherlands.

The current tower mill is the third mill built at this location. In 1611 the post mill "De Valck" was built, and in 1667 it was replaced by a wooden post mill. In 1743 a higher tower mill was built. De Valk originally was equipped with six mill stones. There were two dwellings in the mill, originally for the two owners, later for the miller and his assistant.

In June 1966 the mill became a municipal museum. In 2000, the De Valk mill became operationally functional again and has been used for milling.

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