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Be under the bells when they toll

You'll need good shoes and good legs to get up the bell tower, but once you are there, the views... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Keith L
Cleethorpes, United Kingdom
Quite a lot of steps

My wife and I both in our 70's but extremely fit managed the steps easily and even passed some... read more

Reviewed 11 June 2018
Chepstow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

You'll need good shoes and good legs to get up the bell tower, but once you are there, the views are spectacular. It's worth being inside the belfry, under the bells when they toll.

Thank Keith L
Reviewed 11 June 2018

My wife and I both in our 70's but extremely fit managed the steps easily and even passed some rather plump youngsters who had to stop to rest. Ah our generation is made of stern stuff!!!!!!Great views are normally seen from the top but unfortunately...More

Thank JonathanSuch2013
Reviewed 6 June 2018

Belfry is a part of In Flanders Fields Museum and you pay entrance fee in addition to museum entrance if you are interested. You first climb to the attic of museum building where was a small exhibition related to Cats Festival periodically taking place in...More

Thank EvaF2Eva
Reviewed 27 May 2018

We ventured up on a very winding, narrow stepped staircase. The view was worth the trembling knees. Just make sure you go between the bell chimes on the hour and half hour. Fingers in ears if you get caught.

Thank Marilyn H
Reviewed 12 April 2018

This is an additional fee, €2 and 261 steps to the top, but the views are well worth it. You can walk all the way around and get a 360° of the city and surrounding countryside. There are signs to show what you are looking...More

Thank SoCalOregonian
Reviewed 4 December 2017

Pay the extra 2 euro's climb the 261 steps and prepare to be blown away Amazing Views and sounds when the bells toll

Thank Richard M
Reviewed 6 November 2017

The climb up to the belfy is not too difficult.Be mindful when you get up there, when the bells toll they are extremely loud but are amazing.You can walk up high and go outside for the best view over Ypres.Well worth the climb for both

Thank Janine T
Reviewed 21 October 2017

The best view of Ypres ,but beware if you don't like heights. Puts the whole Battle field experience into context,with the added bonus of seeing a Town beautifully restored and cared for. Worth the climb, but not ideal for those with significant health issues

Thank -mariona131978
Reviewed 20 October 2017

An interesting visit to the top of the Cloth Hall Belfry. It's a bit of a climb but well worth it for the views.

Thank Digger1791
Reviewed 8 September 2017

When visiting the Flinders museum we chose to purchase an extra ticket to get to the top of the tower. This included getting up close and personal with the bells, thankfully the were not rung when we were so close. If you don't mind the...More

Thank jcp1964
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