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Address: Markt 7 | Markt 7, Bruges 8000, Belgium
Phone Number: +32 50 44 87 11
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09:30 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: Yes
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The most important of Bruges' towers stands 83 metres tall. It houses,...

The most important of Bruges' towers stands 83 metres tall. It houses, amongst other things, a carillon with 47 melodious bells. In the reception area, waiting visitors can discover all kinds of interesting information about the history and working of this unique world-heritage protected belfry. Those who take on the challenge of climbing the tower can pause for a breather on the way up in the old treasury, where the city's charters, seal and public funds were kept during the Middle Ages, and also at the level of the impressive clock or in the carillonneur's chamber. Finally, after a tiring 366 steps, your efforts will be rewarded with a breath-taking and unforgettable panoramic view of Bruges and her surroundings.

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Not for the faint of heart, that is, if you are unfit. The steps become more like ladders the higher you get, and you will end up climbing them. Great views from the top, make... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Not for the faint of heart, that is, if you are unfit. The steps become more like ladders the higher you get, and you will end up climbing them. Great views from the top, make sure you stay for the bell chime!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

The views from the top, while magnificent, were overshadowed by my love of music and the detail the signs go into on the history of the bell ringing. Worth the visit but climbing the stairs was a workout!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Had to visit this place and climb all those stairs as a fan of the film. Very narrow staircase in places and very tight as you make your way up and others come down. Great view of Bruges and very interesting to see the clock mechanism working away.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The first thing we did in Bruges was climb to the top of the tower. The view from the top was great and there weren't many people up there so it was easy to get a good view of all directions around the tower. The climb to the top was fun and a little challenging-the stairs get smaller and smaller... More 

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Great experience with exceptional views of the city. Good few stairs to Navigate but definitely worth the ascent for the end product.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I saw the movie "In Bruges" and wanted to see the town, When I walked into the square across from the Belfort, I was stuck by how large the tower really is. Next time, I will climb to the top.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Beautiful tower- we got many picture from all angles and walked into the court yard for great music too! I wish we would have climbed the tower to get the amazing view but we didn't have time.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a beautiful building right off the main square. The tower is very high and can be seen from nearly any point in the town. It's real tall and there are a lot of stairs. Thinking that this was built in the era before heavy equipment was available is amazing.

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Lots of stairs and very narrow towards the top but there are different levels to stop on to wait for a bit. Try to time it so you are at the top when it rings, we did.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great views from the tower and beautiful architecture. If you don't visit the Belfort, you haven't seen Bruges!

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