the visit includes not only the balcony up high but a tour through the history of the place : the building of the tower, the bell and the dragon.
Fantastic views and lovely picture opportunity. Enables you to get your sense of direction so is a MUST on your first day
The displays in the tower are only of moderate interest however the upper viewing level give fantastic views across the city, accessed by a winding staircase (steep) or via a lift from floor1 to the top. To watch the machinery play out the chords and the bells tolling on the hour are both fascinating and deafening!
Well worth the admission for the views from the top. The clock and carillon mechanism was also worth seeing. The lift did have a mind of its own so we never got to get out at the bell level if we were supposed to be able to.
The lift was not working so we climbed up and down. It gets a little exciting to meet someone coming in the opposite direction on the stairs but everyone is happy to share the little stairs the best they can and there's lots of laughter and smiles and cooperation. The bells are beautiful to look at and the view up... More
The Belfort tower is well worth the €5 admission fee. The carillon and the bells are great to sit and watch/listen. The views from the top are amazing. We used the lift to the top and the stairs down, the stairs are spiral and a bit hair raising if you meet someone coming up! But it all adds to the... More
The Belfry was interesting - the lift door didn't open fully when we tried to exit so when it went up to the next floor, we exited very quickly so my tip is use the stairs if you can! It's worth the climb to see the views from the top of the Belfry. Also, we managed to see the chimes... More
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