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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
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This is an amazing tower and if you have the energy, do walk to the top.
It will be worth the view.
The bell tower is also slightly leaning, which I must admit that you need to look closely to realise!!
We went to visit the tower; which in its own right is famous. There was a celebration going on in the courtyard which was great. The line for the tower was very long. We ended up having to leave due to time. Plan accordingly if...More
I always enjoy climbing old towers like this. Narrow steps, a little scary at times, but fascinating. Worth the climbing the 366 for the experience and the view. There are rest areas where you can catch your breath and they provide some history exhibits. Worth...More
Loved this! We climbed the Belfort just in time to hear the chimes at the top of the hour. It was fascinating to hear (well, with our fingers in our ears!) and watch. The views were beautiful and yes, the climb was steep and we...More
Despite the fact that it was 30 degrees we decided to make the 366 step climb, mainly to see what Colin Farrell had seen in the movie In Bruges! It’s a tough climb, the spiral stairs getting progressively narrower and steep (almost at a crawl...More
Best to go when it first opens or later in the day as this very popular attraction will have a queue . It’s well worth climbing the 366 steps to the viewing platform in the bell tower as the views are GREAT . There are...More
The steps are old and narrow, and that makes the experience fun for me. There are areas to stop and rest so you don't have to climb all the way to the top at once. Once on top, though, the view is worth it.
We booked a tour with a private guide in Bruges through Tours By Locals. It was really crowded with tourists when we were there. Using a guide with local knowledge of how to best navigate streamlined our visiting the main... More
We booked a tour with a private guide in Bruges through Tours By Locals. It was really crowded with tourists when we were there. Using a guide with local knowledge of how to best navigate streamlined our visiting the main attractions in the city and surrounds.