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 Central seems a place of story, strolling through the central square and admire its buildings is fascinating, one of the most visited places is the Bell Tower but my I disappointed me both what you see during the ascent, as the views from the top, because you are in a very narrow place with high and latticed windows preventing wonderful views of the square and the city and removing photographs between the hollow bars after paying 10 euros and put up a good time in queue.
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  • I really wanted to get on the Bell Tower, so endured an hour of standing in a queue and I paid 10 euros admission. And, unfortunately, a little disappointed. The Windows are pretty high, secured a small net which corrupts the very experience. Pictures come out, especially if you want them to be. The square at the Town Hall in General hard to photograph. Besides the view of Bruges from the top of the beautiful:). Recent evocations are recycled at cash desks (the stairs are very narrow) so they can let go of this attraction.
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  • Despite the long queues and many people, wait and climb the way up. The view is truly breathtaking. It is probably the tallest building in Brugge and worth the time and money.  more »
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  • Nice view of the city. Line was long but moved quickly enough. Had about a twenty minute wait on a Sunday afternoon. The walk up was about fifteen minutes, with a couple stops along the way. They have some rooms you can stop in that have a bit of history and pieces of the bell tower on display.
  • Great place. Stairs can be narrow in spots and you have to sneak past others but it is a great landmark. The view is incredible from the top!
  • Okay to climb for sake of it. Very narrow and steep annoying to climb with other hopeless tourists. If you want to do it go on clear day in morning before hordes arrive. Obviously because of tourists they have fenced off bell and top tower views so difficult to see anything or main square if you're less than 6"!! Save time and money and climb the one in Ghent, so much nicer and cheaper
  • It is worth the climb! Spectacular view once you get to the top. Watching the bells chime is also fascinating. They ring every 15 minutes. Go early if you can to avoid the queue. We arrived just after 9.30 and went straight up.
  • Amazing view at the top. Every quarter of hour the bells perform a different song, and you can look at the mechanism while the song is being played. Even though it involves lots of steps it's completely doable and you have several rest stops along the way.

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Bruges' tiny city center is the place to be when staying in the medieval town. Don't stray too far from the World Heritage Site when looking for accommodations, and make sure to book in advance, as the historical city center attracts visitors in droves. As a hugely popular tourist destination, Bruges has no shortage of accommodations in varying price ranges. You'll find everything from backpacker hostels to upscale hotels here.
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