Belfort

Belfort, Bruges: Hours, Address, Belfort Reviews: 4.5/5

Points of Interest & Landmarks • Architectural Buildings • Observation Decks & Towers
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9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
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9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
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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 of this unique world-heritage protected belfry. Those who take on the challenge of climbing the tower can pause for a breather on the way up in the old treasury, where the city's charters, seal and public funds were kept during the Middle Ages, and also at the level of the impressive clock or in the carillonneur's chamber. Finally, after a tiring 366 steps, your efforts will be rewarded with a breath-taking and unforgettable panoramic view of Bruges and her surroundings.
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James T
United Kingdom2 contributions
Family
Good views at the top, and plenty of points where you can stop on the 366 step ascent. It does get a bit busy at times with multiple people trying to pass on the way up and down. The staff were not too great. We were made to buy a ticket for our 7 year old even though the signage clearly said that 0-7’s were free! We encountered the most arrogant ticket master who would not compromise. Very much like the ticket master featured in the ‘In Bruges’ film…
Written August 14, 2022
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Lulu M
Dubai, United Arab Emirates38 contributions
Climbed up the 366 stairs... It was a task but the views from up above were indeed breathtaking. Was worth the climb
Written August 10, 2022
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S E
Avondale, AZ710 contributions
In the rain we visited the belfry with it's 367 steps to the top, not too much! Interesting displays including machinery used for chiming of the bells. Unfortunately the viewing platform has netting which obscures the otherwise wonderful views. I preferred the belfry of Ghent for this and other reasons. Still a worthwhile visit, I would do it again.
Written August 3, 2022
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WanderingOttersons
Denver, CO717 contributions
No trip to Bruge should be completed without a trip up this tower to take in the views. That said, the price of €14 per person is a little steep. Not nearly as steep as the stairs to the top of the tower, though. Seriously, we walk everywhere and are in pretty good shape and the climb to the top here can take your breath away. They do control the number of people in at any one time but that does not mean that you are not frequently having to stand to the side of the narrow stairs to let others going the opposite direction pass you. It offers a nice little break to catch your breath I suppose. From the top, the views are wonderful, with a nice panorama of the medieval city.
Written July 27, 2022
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gastrotraveller2017
London, UK21 contributions
Well worth the many steps to be rewarded with such fantastic views! If you're lucky enough to be there at the right time the bells will ring - truly amazing!
Written July 23, 2022
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david n
Manchester, UK3,923 contributions
A magnificent medieval tower that towers over the whole of the old historic centre. Oddly, some of the latest pics on this site are not of the Belfort. Ho hum.
Written July 6, 2022
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Ben F
Bloomington, IN1,257 contributions
It’s extremely hard to miss the bell tower in Bruges—it’s regal, very tall, and truly unique in terms of its architecture and history. It’s possible to enter inside and climb to the top, but I chose to admire it from the outside instead, since I’m in a wheelchair. Walking along Market Square will offer you great photo-ops of the tower. No matter how you choose to see it, the Belfort will amaze you. Go to Bruges and check it out!
Written June 26, 2022
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Helloshelly
London, UK8 contributions
Family
Great views and well worth showing between 11-12 on Sundays (and other times during the week) to hear the bells playing recognisable popular tunes
Written June 26, 2022
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Ugo C
Reykjavik, Iceland631 contributions
This is probably the most recognizable staple of Brugges, and rightfully so. The tower is amazing, has loads of history and is located near almost everything on the historic district. You should not miss it
Written June 23, 2022
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David M
Birmingham, UK307 contributions
I am 74 but was determined to climb the 366 steps to the top. There are places to stop on the way up so no need to hurry and the views from the top are just superb.
Written June 20, 2022
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