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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...more
All reviews worth the climb catch your breath hear the bells opposite direction long climb wire mesh bell tower coming down great views from the top narrow stairs worth the effort different levels belfry tower take your time market square queue mechanism
Entry is staggered so best to get there early to avoid a long wait. Good exercise to burn off a few calories. There are places to stop, get your breath back if you need to and read about the history etc.
The view from the top of the tower is beautiful. When the bells chime its amazing to see but VERY loud. Also, be warned, the stair case becomes very small and narrow towards the top. It costs 10 euros per person.
Worth the entry money. After a certain point its one in one out, so recommend getting there nice and early, we were there about 45min after it opened and were waiting about 20min. Lots of steps but a few rest areas on the way up...More
Having seen the movie, I felt I had to go to the Belfort. Doesn’t take too long to do it. It’s interesting, has a lot of history attached, and a fantastic view. Good exercise, climbing those stair. C Farrell, may have been right. Also, you...More
366 steps later we reached the top! The good news is that there are stopping points along the way at various levels to give you the history of this tower. Once you are up there the views over Brugges are spectacular. You must stay for...More
A definite must to visit!!! Great views and loads of information on the way up. It is steep so you will use a lot of energy. Wait around for the bells to go off, they play different tunes every few minutes
We climbed the very narrow 366 steps of the tower was great at the top to see the mechanics and genius work of those many years ago.
Views are fantastic and worth the effort if you are able to make the climb.
You will need...More
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After the ticket hall there are (I think) 4 stretches of steps before you reach the top. The third stretch (up to the carillon mechanism) is the longest stretch and it’s about 150 steps. The final stretch between the... More
After the ticket hall there are (I think) 4 stretches of steps before you reach the top. The third stretch (up to the carillon mechanism) is the longest stretch and it’s about 150 steps. The final stretch between the mechanism and the top is the steepest and narrowest but it’s only about 50 steps so not too much.