Belfry of Bruges, Bruges

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Must see · World heritage site · Observation Deck · Architectural Building
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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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  • This is an impressive building at the Markt in Bruges. Is it worth the long climb of over 300 stairs to its top? Probably not and it can easily be admired from below. 
    This is an impressive building at the Markt in Bruges. Is it worth the long climb of over 300 stairs to its top? Probably not and it can easily be admired from below.  more »
  • Nice experience walking all the 366 stairs to the top of the Belfort and the view from above is exceptional. The stairs are narrow and need some attention but you do not have to be extra fit to climb....  more
    Nice experience walking all the 366 stairs to the top of the Belfort and the view from above is exceptional. The stairs are narrow and need some attention but you do not have to be extra fit to climb....  more »
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  • Absolutely worth a visit! It's a bit if climb on the narrow stairs, but definitely worth it. The view from the top is stunning. The stairs are very uneven and it's a squish when people need to pass in the other direction, but keep going, you won't be disappointed. I do have to say, it wasn't as high as I expected it to be, but it was still a great view!
  • Climbing the belfry was an amazing experience. It is not as tiring as I expected, since there are stops along the way up where one can rest. That said, the ticket price (at €14 on my visit) was a little much for a simple access to the steps with no extra features.

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