Belfry of Bruges, Bruges

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A symbolic landmark in Bruges, Belfry of Bruges represent a medieval bell tower in the historical center of town. The market hall and an inner courtyard stand behind the bell tower. Formerly home to the treasury and municipal archives, the bell tower now offers a view of Bruges from above. Climb the 366 steep steps to reach the tower's top and reap the reward of seeing the grid of canals from this vantage point. Listen to the 47 bells chime on the quarter hour as you hike your way to the top. The tower played a central role in the film "In Bruges." Use our Bruges attractions planner to arrange your visit to Belfry of Bruges and other attractions in Bruges.
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  • was quite busy, I think it always is, but they have a timed booking system so its never too crowded at the top. It is a long way up and the steps are narrow at the top. The view on a clear day is... 
    was quite busy, I think it always is, but they have a timed booking system so its never too crowded at the top. It is a long way up and the steps are narrow at the top. The view on a clear day is...  more »
  • This is an impressive building at the Markt in Bruges. Is it worth the long climb of over 300 stairs to its top? Probably not and it can easily be admired from below. 
    This is an impressive building at the Markt in Bruges. Is it worth the long climb of over 300 stairs to its top? Probably not and it can easily be admired from below.  more »
  • Nice experience walking all the 366 stairs to the top of the Belfort and the view from above is exceptional. The stairs are narrow and need some attention but you do not have to be extra fit to climb....  more
    Nice experience walking all the 366 stairs to the top of the Belfort and the view from above is exceptional. The stairs are narrow and need some attention but you do not have to be extra fit to climb....  more »
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  • Phenomenal view from the top, and a really interesting look into historical clockwork. Met a friendly local guide at the top who told me information about all the different landmarks and the history of the city which I hadn't heard from other sources. I would recommend going in the evening, or whenever it is least busy while you're there as it was great to be able to experience it peacefully and not have to awkwardly pass by loads of people on the steps up.€12 is a bit steep but at the same time there's not much like it so worth it in my mind.
  • A unique experience. Many narrow steps with regular interruptions to let others pass on the journey up and down. Once at the top, virtually deafening musical bells played by a man on the floor below (formally fully automated using a giant drum) and a brilliant 360 view of Bruges. Excellent and definitely worth the admission fee!
  • Amazing views! A serious amount of steps to get to the top and very narrow but totally worth it. Book in advance using the ticket machine at the bottom of the tower in the archway entrance. Aiming for quieter slots certainly makes the journey up and down the tower easier!
  • If you have only one day in Belgium you must go to Bruges. The whole city is incredible... We had a chance to try lots of local beers, there was an special event happening in the city... So it was perfect.
  • Bruges is a wonderful experience, small enough to see most in a day trip from Brussels if you are looking for something to do via one hour train. We also took a 30 minute boat tour that was great, remember to tip your guide as most people don't or won't, a little is better than nothing and they appreciate the gesture.

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