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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The view from the top of the tower would worth the admittance price (10-12€), the queueing and the 366 staira climb. The history of the belfry and of its various bells is also fascinating. But it is j... more »
Great fun , you have to climb 350 + steps up a spiral staircase through some floors of its history, beware of the long wait as they only allow 30 people in the tower at anyone time. You are rewarded w... more »
Definitely a must, but get there early. If there is a queue I would think twice about it. There is only one way up/down and passing on the stairs is a challenge even when quiet. Strongly recommend you do not try this if you have been drinking, I am serious about that!
The climb is great! It's not the easiest place to access. Make sure you're in decent condition. 366 stairs are a fun experience. The bells and view are second to none in Bruges. Get there early for short lines. Only 50 people allowed in at the same time. That determines the time it takes to get in.
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