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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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Belfort!

Great views of the city and exhibits in the side rooms were interesting. A bit pricey for what it is (€10 for an adult ticket) but can't really visit Bruges without going up... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great views of the city and exhibits in the side rooms were interesting. A bit pricey for what it is (€10 for an adult ticket) but can't really visit Bruges without going up! Unless you hate narrow/twisty stairs...

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

There are many reasons to climb the tower, but before you manage to get started you have to negotiate two considerable obstacles. The first being very many people laying face down at the foot of the tower to have their photos taken; the second being a strictly limited number of climbers. If you don't get the first reference, watch the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

There are lots of stairs... 366 to be exact. The Belfort in Bruges is exactly what you expect it to be: it's a big tall building that you spend about 20 minutes climbing up and in our case about five minutes looking at the view and then a nice five minute walk down. It's an easy way to spend €10... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

On a damp Monday morning in February we had to wait 30 minutes to get in but it was worth it, if only to be at the top when the bell tolled at midday. Numbers are limited to 70 at a time and understandably so as space it limited and there is only one very narrow and steep staircase to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The center of this city is just magic. The buildings are simply beautiful and really well maintained.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We were fortunate enough to be in Bruges at a time when it wasn't particularly busy with tourists, so we didn't have to queue at all for the Belfort...apparently queues can be long at peak times. For a very modest price, this is a must-see...even just for the incredible views of the city from the top. The walk up the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Interesting climb up narrow steps, we went early so the queue wasn't too bad, but it can get very lengthy as they only allow so many people in at a time. Had a good view into the square, but unfortunately the fog meant we didn't see over the city at the higher levels, so pick a clear day!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Be prepared for a big climb. We didn't realize how high up it was with lots of steep stairs. Amazing views over the centre. It was very windy up the top which cooled us down after the big climb.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I would definitely recommend climbing Belfort when visiting Bruges. My boyfriend and I only spent a day in Bruges and this was the first thing we wanted to do and it didn't disappoint. The views from the top were absolutely breathtaking and we were lucky enough to hear the bell ring while at the top. The climb was tricky due... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Well worth a visit, and perfect to complete making sure you fully investigate historical Bruges. Wonderful.

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