Belfry of Bruges, Bruges

Must see · World heritage site · Observation Deck · Architectural Building
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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  • What a great view! It is a lot of steps (366) in a narrow winding staircase but the view is very much worth it.  more »
  • Good concert, sound very good. Maybe the best one in Belgium. Climbed to the top, it's relatively easy.  more »
  • This was supposed to be one of the high points of our trip. Unfortunately it was closed to tourists and only accessible for students ???  more »
  • Absolutely amazing. If you go to Belgium, you must visit here. I've been more than 3 times and love it every time. The history is amazing. The buildings are breath taking. If you like history, this place must be on your list of historical places to visit.
  • A stunning piece of medieval history in the heart of beautiful Bruges. A bit of a wait as only 50 people at a time are allowed up the tower - this was clearly communicated. A steep narrow climb but at no point did it feel congested. Stunning, stunning views from the top. Highly recommended.
  • Bruges is a beautiful place to visit. We went during the run up to Christmas and the markets are really lovely, with lots of handmade crafts for sale. The shops and pubs around the town are quaint and pretty and the people are so lovely. It's well worth a visit.
  • Definitely worth the hike! Try to time it that you’re at the top on the hour so you can see all the bells inside moving, it’s truly amazing! Great views of the city from all sides. Didn’t have to wait too long and went in the afternoon.
  • Definitely a must see in the city. Although the stairs begin with regular sized steps, they progressively get more difficult to climb until the the top where is it fairly tricky to step up and down. Great views but beware of the high wind when you get higher in the exposed areas.

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