After queuing for approximately 15 minutes (due to 1-in-1-out) we paid the entrance fee* and proceeded up the stairs to the first floor. Last entry is at 1615.
* (€6 6-25 years and 65+, €8 Adult, Free for Under 6 and City Card holders)
Each floor of the 83m Belfry had artefacts and multilingual boards describing the buildings history. Near the top, the workings of the clock/chime mechanism were visible and a treat to watch each 15 minutes. From the top, the views over Bruges looked delightful, although we were unfortunate to visit on a wet afternoon.
As the saying goes, what goes up must come down and this certainly wasn't easy. The combination of narrow staircases, eager tourists and uneven steps made the descent less than delightful, but nonetheless achievable. We saw a few small children making the visit however I would suggest it isn't suitable for the less confident ones.
Note: Unlike many of the UNESCO Belfry's in Flanders, this one is unfortunate not to have a lift facility. Coupled with narrow staircases this makes it one of the least accessible for elderly and disabled visitors.
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