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Address: Markt 7 | Markt 7, Bruges 8000, Belgium
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+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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Great view

What a great view. It was well worth it to take the hike up the stairs to get to the top. It was a must or me as I liked the movie in bruge.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

What a great view. It was well worth it to take the hike up the stairs to get to the top. It was a must or me as I liked the movie in bruge.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Nice view over Bruges with resting points with some history and information on the Belfort. Great music show at the top every 15 mins

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Have to admit, ever since watching in bruges I've always wanted to see it, didn't disappoint it really is a breathtaking Building, very cramped windy stairs so be prepared to have to squeeze past people but definitely worth it when the views from the top are seen.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We climbed the tower here on Tuesday morning. Very reasonable priced at a student rate for 8 euro. It's a must do in my opinion and it's well worth it. Although it's extremely narrow at the top and the steps seem narrower and narrower it's well worth it to get to the top for the amazing view of the city.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A visit to the Belfort tower is - I guess - more or less a must if you spend some time in Bruges. It is definitely worth your time climbing the 366 steps while reading about the tower's history. The view is beautiful and if you're in luck - depending how you look at it - the bells will be... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

You can see the belfry of miles and watch yourself get closer and closer. Today was sunny windless and freezing. Soft colours radiated from here especially around sunset- truly magical. You can't miss the place- and with regular bell 'concerts' you can't fail to hear it either.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great views and amazing to see the bell and music playing at the top. The steps aren't as grueling as they say.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Decided to go up the tower in the morning, the views from the top are lovely and were worth the climb up! 366 steps is quite a lot in one go but there are stop offs on the way with information to read about the history.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Visiting the tower was number one on my list of things for Bruges. However, I underestimated how long it would take to get the top. It was very narrow and I was nervous going up. If you have any mobility issues or injuries I wouldn't recommend!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We went just after opening on Saturday to avoid the queues and it worked! We got to see the massive music box that works the bells which always blows my mind. And at the top there was a great view with arrows showing you what is where!

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