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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  • Bruges, Belgium, place of charm! Medieval city, surrounded by channels, low and picturesque houses. Boat, unforgettable trip every corner of the city. Great food and delicious chocolates!
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  • It is a good climb to the top with narrow stairs, and a few passing places issues... great views from the top and it's never too crowded as they limit the number of people allowed into the tower at an...  more »
  • The price was 10 Euro I believe for one of the best views you can have of Belgium and especially Bruges. The winding stairs make you incredibly dizzy but it's nice that there are small break platforms...  more »
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  • One of the most visited monuments in Bruges. But not all stay back in queue and leave early. Yes, it has a long long queue. Which moves quite slow. So be prepared to stay standing and waiting for at least an hour. There are 2 ticket counters only one for cash and other for credit card which are quick though but the reason I found for long waiting time was that only a limited number of people are sent upstairs depending on number of people who come back. So you have to climb total of 366 stairs which getter narrower as you climb up the Belfry. Expenses here: 1. 12€ per person (aged more than 25) and 10€ for younger ones and yes if you take any discounts you need to show the age proof. 2. Queue time of 1 hour at least. 3. Climbing up manually no stairs. But what you get in return is an experience of understanding the whats and how's of a Belfry and an amazing view of Bruges from above. Be cautious when climbing up, if any respiratory issues or joint pains I would ask you to skip it. Be extra cautious when climbing down. Coordinate passers by patiently as the same stair is used for climbing up and coming down.
  • The Belfry itself was fantastic, and it's so cool seeing it up close and seeing the whole city. Be aware that there is a lot of climbing with narrow stairs. There is no organization, and some tourists are rude AF. Someone is going to have to yield, and it's only natural that it would be the person who has access to the corner. Good luck with that. The staff were extremely rude. They would randomly yell at people for crossing a line or for not paying quickly enough. They were nice enough to me, though.
  • Amazing venture. To get to the top is an achievement. The stairs are narrow and winding. But the views once at the top make it worthwhile. Give yourself plenty of time and take it slowly. You will be rewarded.
  • Just familiar to in old European cities. But i find impressive all of them and this one is on top. Its height is 83 meter. You can climb to tower by foot. It takes 366 steps! You should be careful that some passages of stairs are quite narrow. On the top, tower provides a panaromic view of Brugge. It also provides lovely music of carillon with 47 bells. Ticket price is 8€ for young, 10€ for adults.
  • Amazing view. The stairs are a bit difficult but trust me it is totally worth it. The view from up their is magnificent. The museum part of the belfry is also good. Also wait for a few minutes when you reach the top to witness the mechanical movements of the drum and listen to the music. Every fifteen minutes a different song plays.
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