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Address: Markt 7 | Markt 7, Bruges 8000, Belgium
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+32 50 44 87 11
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09:30 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: Yes
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The most important of Bruges' towers stands 83 metres tall. It houses,...

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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Glad we did this before it got busy

Well worth climbing the 366 steps to the top for great views. Also very interesting musical clock mechanism to see on the way. The steps are steep and narrow at the top so quite... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 April 2016
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Shrewsbury
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

Well worth climbing the 366 steps to the top for great views. Also very interesting musical clock mechanism to see on the way. The steps are steep and narrow at the top so quite difficult when you meet someone coming the other way! We went early and it was fine.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016

We spent a lovely 3 days in Bruges, and one of our things to do was visit the belfort. We had read in previous reviews that it gets busy but we were lucky, we went in and didn't have to que. The history of the Belfort and the bells and it's importance to Bruges was told on a few plaques... More 

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Crawley, UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

Best place to see and visit when in Brugges. The square and the tower is captivating. Felt like being in a film. Would love to go back over and over.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

There are 370 or so steps to the top. Adults pay 10 euro for the climb and seniors pay 8. The steps are stone narrow and slanted. There are ropes on the inside of the spiral staircase to hang onto.as you ascend , there are several opportunities to stop and lookbat displays or take a lookvat the view. At the... More 

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Germantown, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

Very interesting, steep climb. By the top the steps are incredibly narrow so this isn't a very good attraction for anybody with disabilities. However, the view from the top is breath taking. High recommended

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

This Belfort is a must to visit when you are visiting Belgium (Bruges must be on your list!) Take your time to go upstairs and you will reach the top and then enjoy the amasing sights.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

This was the first thing that myself and my partner did in Bruges and it was a great start to the day. You may have to queue to get in (as they only let a certain amount of people up the belfry at one time) but it really is worth it. There are 366 steps and they are steep with... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2016

My husband & I saw this building at the Markt in the old historic center of Bruges. We didn't go up, but did return in the evening for night photography.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016 via mobile

366 steps, steep and blindly twisting up a steep spiral staircase. Starts on stone, progresses to steeper oak treads after passing though a couple of levels. Long queue to enter as only so many people are allowed up the tower for obvious access reasons. Felt the €10 was a little steep considering the footfall... but was worth it for the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016

We visited in the morning as this attraction gets busy (in fact as we left, the queue was out the door and on the steps) and the staircase can get congested. The 366 steps are puntuated by displays on several floors which give you time to catch your breath. As well as the fantastic views from the top, if you... More 

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