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Belfort

Markt 7 | Markt 7, Bruges 8000, Belgium
+32 50 44 87 11
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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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Markt 7 | Markt 7, Bruges 8000, Belgium
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is a fascinating look into an old bell tower and it's inner workings. Definitely worth ascending the tower and learning about how the bell works. And the view from the top is very beautiful! Definitely worth an hour of your time while in Brugge!...More

Thank Lee4shalom
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Fantastic views from the top. Great architecture throughout and the trip up to the top has areas to stop and sit as well as panels in several languages that tell about the history of it. Be sure to try to get to the very top...More

Thank Philip H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Must do while in Bruges, it's 366 steps but 3 resting places on the way up. Great views and time it right and you can be at the top when the bells go on the hour, also do a little chime every 15 mins.

Thank HappyWeekenders9999
Reviewed 1 week ago

Climbing the 366 steps to the top isn't easy but it's an amazing building with great views from the top. We arrived early shortly after it opened, and there was no queue at all. There were only a few people in the tower so we...More

Thank Mark B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just beside the Brugge city center. Amazing view from the top. Long waiting queue. It is also known as Clock Tower.

Thank 256arijitb
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Belfort is a tall bell tower that stands at one corner of the huge Markt, Bruges' large central square that is filled with restaurants, cafes, shops and is a starting point for the famous horse carriage rides. It is possible to go up to...More

Thank akshayhiremath
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There are over 300 steep stairs to climb in a confined space but it is worth it. The views are great. Be sure to stick around until half past the hour to hear the amazing tune played. Its truly something to be heard.

Thank FrancescaWar
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited with a group of friends. We had to queue for about 30 mins as it's a one out one in operation. Views were great. Stairs get narrower the further you climb but not too bad. Can recommend.

Thank RTPO
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It can only accomodate a number of people. Luckily we waited only for a short while (12 noon). Be prepared for that 366 steps. Do not worry there are stops on the way up. Spiral staircase so make sure you do not get dizzy easily....More

Thank Panching L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Friendly staff and breathtaking view. All that I wanted. The stairs are steep though, so you gotta be prepared for climbing

Thank Michał B
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melanie072
What is the cost for a ticket?
28 November 2016|
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Response from RebeccaAyris | Reviewed this property |
For an adult it is around €10. If you are under the age of 26/25 you can get in for €8.00 but you must show your driving licence for proof of age. I hope this helps! the steep climb is worth the panoramic view :)!
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Sally-Anne H
What are your opening times and where do I get a ticket. I am in Bruges Saturday to Monday next weekend
22 November 2016|
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Response from Geert C | Reviewed this property |
I think opening at 10 am, tickets at the belfort itself. Go to 1st floor
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Edinburgh1988
I'll be visiting Bruges next month with my partner, he is keen to go to the top of the tower. After reading lots of the reviews here, I know to get to the tower early for when it opens and to be prepared for so many stairs. I think I can manage it, especially now I know there are some breaks on the way. But, I'm a UK women's size 16, is this likely to be too big for getting to the top? Just a little worried after seeing the Americans in In Bruges!
23 August 2015|
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Response from Heeleymg | Reviewed this property |
No problem - as others have said its a bit narrower at the top but people wait to let each other go. I am probably a size 18 converted to bloke terms and I did not find it any problem. Do it - its worth it. Have fun.,
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