Windmill "de Brak"
I don´t think no city in Netherlands could manage without a windmill. Neither can Sluis, this beauty was builded 1739. But as you drive around the country you find something interesting in every mill and see how different they are from each other
Lovely small buildings
The best thing is that there is no modern skyline or huge trucks... The archidecture is very nice and beautiful and makes you enjoy the town very much.. If you planned to stay here for few hours, then now you don´t want to leave before the day is over..
Windmill “De Brak”
Originally built in 1739 as a fortress mill this old Dutch flourmill was the first in the area to be made of stone. The windmill was restored after being severely damaged in World War II. The windmill was named after a French Hound race (Braque).
Adults: 2.00 EUR
Children (Ages 4-15): 1.50 EUR
- Historical Travel
The only belfry in Holland (1375). Heavily damaged during Worl War II, afterwards restored in its old splendour. In the tower of the belfry stands the wooden statue of Jantje van Sluis, Flanders oldest carillon player. From the tower you have a mangificent view of the beautiful Zealand Flanders scenery.
Can´t do without the canal..
Like windmills, so are the canals part of Netherlands.. You will know what I mean when visiting there.. :)
Sluis is beside a canal and you can enjoy your box of cocolates while siting beside it and taking the time off..
Can you say no?? Can you resist those chocolate delights?? You have probably not been in this shop!! Once you have seen what they offer.. you never want to leave without some sweets...
I have to say it was my favorite place there :-D
Molen 'de Brak' Sluis
The mill was built in 1739 and was the first stone mill in the region. The mill is called a "smock with shelf". The flour mill ground is used to a brasserie in a restaurant Lindenhoeve to prepare their artisan miller pancakes. You can also buy their flour in the mill inside to make a pancake
Below down the Mill is the Brasserie en tea-room "Molen van Sluis"
The mill is still active and open to the public. You can climb the stair and while you are on the top, you have the panoramic view of Sluis and its surroundings. Something not to be missed if you visit Sluis
Admission Mill Sluis:
Adults: € 2
Children: € 1.50 (from 4 to 15 years)
It is built on the model of other belfries in Flanders as Ghent and Bruges. It has a built in Gothic style, rectangular building, with a hefty built tower
With its four corner towers this Belfort manages the silhouette of the city. These towers were used in times of danger as lookout and guard towers
The tower is 32 meters high and can be climbed daily in the summer months by a stone spiral staircase in the tower. From this point you have a magnificent view over the Zwin region in Knokke Heist
Wandering around the shopping street
Sluis is famous to their shops and restaurants, that is why is a favorite place to many people. The town is pretty small but plenty of store around from exclusive boutique to ordinary shop, there is always a choice to everyone's taste
Also one thing why Sluis are famous too? is their erotic shops, sounds weird maybe! nothing to be ashamed though, I have been a few times inside that shop, and I've seen young and old people inside. You can just rummage or take a look around to their stuff
the windmill in Sluis
Windmill “de Brak” (1739)
This old Dutch flourmill, built as a fortress mill, was the first in the area to be made of stone.
Small and warm town
It is really nice to go around the town, because it is small and nice. You don´t feel that speed and hurry here like you can in the big citys.. You can only sit back and relax....
Belfry - the only one in Netherlands!!!
Was built on 1375, heavily damaged on a WW II, but restored as it was originally.
In the tower of the belfry stands a wooden statue of Jantje van Sluis, Flanders oldest carillon player.