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Address: Markt 7 | Markt 7, Bruges 8000, Belgium
Phone Number:
+32 50 44 87 11
09:30 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: Yes

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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Beautiful tower

The tower is very representative of the city of Brugge. However, we didn't climb it because the queue was too long for us to waste such a great sunny day.

Reviewed 5 days ago
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The tower is very representative of the city of Brugge. However, we didn't climb it because the queue was too long for us to waste such a great sunny day.

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Visited with my family in April 2017 during Easter holidays. The fort has many historical events to tell and was build very thoughtfully. It was a big line to go to the top but couldn't wait for 1-2 hours.

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The queues were very long as you would expect so patience is needed. The trawl up to the top (366 steps) is broken up by two floors offering history and information and a welcome resting area. The top floor is wonderful and worth the struggle up (not for the faint hearted) for the views and array of bells and better... More 

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was a massive hike to the top of this bell tower. It amazes me to think how they got the bells up there back in the day when this was actually built. Take a hike up these stairs and I can assure you that you too will be left wondering and amazed.

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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A lot of steps to climb but worth a visit. The views are superb and if you're lucky the bells will ring

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Great view, beautiful building, but the majority of the time was spent in waiting to get inside the place. In short - only if you really love climbing for a view and don't mind an hour of waiting (that is when the queue starts at lowest stair. The bell ringing is also very nice (plays whole tunes) and can be... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been to Bruges many times now and I've climbed the steps of the Belfort tower several times. It's not that difficult a climb - I did it with my young kids who said climbing Monument in London was harder. The issue is the queuing. Only a fixed number are allowed up at any one time so be prepared to... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

10 euros is a bit much for the entrance, just to walk up hundreds of steps, but the views from the top are great!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Take time to climb the stairs, the view atop is second to none, and the history is special. Perhaps the bells will ring and while loud is not overly loud.

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This is one of the things you need to see if you are in Brugge. There is also a possibility to go in tower of the Belfort

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