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“Great city views”
Review of Belfort

Belfort
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Brugge Day Trip from London
Ranked #4 of 154 things to do in Bruges
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 31 July 2014

The Belfry is situated in the square called the Markt, it opens at 9:30 except Monday. We decided to go early to beat the crowds as it is quite popular. There are 366 steps to the top, no need to worry there are resting places in between. It is definitely worth it when you get to the top to see the bells and the far reaching city views.

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Reviewed 31 July 2014

Our guide told us there were a lot of steps ( 366 each way up and down the Belfry) but that does not do justice to the steepness and narrowness of the steps trying to get both people going up and down at the same time. bear in mind they are spiral so half the step has nothing there . The handrail in the center was simply a vertical rope that's how steep they are . The view from the top is great but they only allow 70 people in the belfry at one time so get there early or you will be waiting in line for a long time . we arrived one hour after it opened and waited about 30 mins to enter

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Reviewed 30 July 2014

Nearly 400 spiraling steps that get narrower as you climb, but 2 landings to catch your breath. About half of climb has handrails but at times must duck into corners to let those descending by. The views were spectacular and the carillon drum fascinating.

Thank David L
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Reviewed 30 July 2014

Travellers who have seen the movies In Bruges and Monument Men would be interested in climbing the stairs of the Belfort Belfry to see the intricate workings of the bells and clarion.
Monument Men featured Michaelangelo's Madonna with Child in the Vrouwekerk.

Thank WillyJozie
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Reviewed 29 July 2014

Again another must see, view from the top amazing, although queues could be long at some points of the day, either get there early, or late afternoon.

Thank lorrainegrindley
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