A symbolic landmark in Bruges, Belfry of Bruges represent a medieval bell tower in the historical center of town. The market hall and an inner courtyard stand behind the bell tower. Formerly home to the treasury and municipal archives, the bell tower now offers a view of Bruges from above. Climb the 366 steep steps to reach the tower's top and reap the reward of seeing the grid of canals from this vantage point. Listen to the 47 bells chime on the quarter hour as you hike your way to the top. The tower played a central role in the film "In Bruges." Use our Bruges attractions planner to arrange your visit to Belfry of Bruges and other attractions in Bruges.
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Belfry of Bruges Reviews
So firstly, it's a fantastic place to visit. Interesting, amazing views. Should warn you, turn up very early. We arrived 30 mins after it opened and there was already a 20 min wait. When we walked pas... more »
Climbed the 366 steps on a clear day and there was a a great view at the top but beware the steps at the top are much more narrow and difficult. Did get in my steps for the day. more »
Avoid queues by going early - The structure itself is beautiful, and shows the riches Bruges gained during the middle ages from trading in mostly wool products. With imports of wool from England and Scotland and weaving these in Flanders. But inform yourself before going, as some of the guides do not give the best information or can not be bothered.
The best belfry I've been into! This is the place to follow the path of Colin Farrell's character from 'In Bruges'. 366 challenging stairs will take you up 86 meter into the air. The view from the top is well worth the effort - not only you can see all the medieval houses from above, you get a good view on all the churches around, and the magnificent scenery and trees all the way to the horizon
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