As the Belfry dominates the skyline and the clarion of 47 Bells can be heard all over Bruges this is a must do attraction. My advice is to pick your time and try get there early to avoid the queues. We arrived at about 9.40 and no queue at all and headed to the top. Watch out for school trips as I think they limit the amount of people admitted at any one time as there was a big group of school kids waiting when we came down and we had just passed another group about half way down so you could have a long wait if you arrive at the wrong time.
The journey up is not too bad as you can stop in 3 or 4 places on the way up if needed and on the last bit it’s not possible to pass on the stairs so you may need to wait if there’s a group going either way. At the top you have the Bell tower and the clock room where all the workings are and it’s amazing to see how it all works. We stayed for the ringing of the bells 3 times taking in the fantastic views and don’t worry it not too loud.
You just cannot visit Bruges and without a visit to the top and I know if I return again I will head up again as it’s well worth the effort.
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