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SnowyShasta
Portland, OR1,732 contributions
Apr 2022
We paid extra with our admission for the In Flanders Fields Museum for the Belfry portion and were glad that we did. I always enjoy trying to get to one of the highest points in a city to get an overview and be able to see out over it. The steps up are steep but you can take your time, and we were the only ones in the belfry when we visited in April. I don't love heights, but the walls are high at the top so it felt safe, and I really enjoyed being up there. You can walk completely around and see out over the town in all directions.

In all it added 15 or 20 minutes to our visit to the museum to climb up to the belfry, enjoy the views, and then head back down. The entrance is in the middle of the museum itself; we stopped and went up then, but you could also finish touring the museum portion and then return to the belfry.
Written June 20, 2022
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May 2022 • Couples
Good fun way to spend an hour.
We booked tickets the day before which made the number of people there pleasant as it was staggered by entry times - there was a slight anxious moment when passing someone on the steep and narrow stairs but thankfully this was only a handful of times due to the ticket system of staggered entry times. There are a few floors to look at some interesting bits before reaching the top but I don’t think there was ever more than ten people at each level including the top which made it feel like a nice and relaxing atmosphere. Nice views at the top.
The steps are steep and narrow so wear some good shoes but we felt it was worth it and a good experience.
Written May 31, 2022
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Gayathri N
Frankfurt, Germany33 contributions
May 2022
Let me start by saying, I wouldn't recommend this to anybody with back, knee or mobility issues.

Otherwise, the walk isn't very bad but the view at the top isn't great.
Most of the view is blocked by the mesh covering the roof. On a sunny day, the view might've been better.
Written May 8, 2022
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Bill A
Spring Lake, NJ557 contributions
Apr 2022
I enjoy climbing bell towers as they typically lead to some of the best views of a city. So, my wife and I paid 12 euros each to climb the 366 steps to the top of the Belfry. The views of the city of Bruges from the top were nice - although they were a little bit obscured by the mesh wiring covering the windows. I also felt that the views could have been improved by allowing better access to the windows. Especially given the 12 euro price of admission, I thought that this experience was just average (relative to other bell towers). I would still recommend this activity, especially on a clear day.
Written April 24, 2022
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TRV
Rickmansworth, UK10 contributions
Nov 2022
Worth the climb for the view. Definitely wear earplugs as it is very loud if the bells chime while you are up there, and others who weren't wearing earplugs seemed to be suffering. Beware there is also a bad sewage problem at the bottom of the tower where you purchase tickets
Written November 28, 2022
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CLOwen2
Swansea, UK67 contributions
Aug 2022 • Couples
Great must see excursion to do in Bruge. Views are worth the 360+ steps. Very narrow & steep staircase to be mindful of but timed entry keeps queues down. Little on the pricey side.
Written August 11, 2022
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Braindamaged
Athens, Greece92 contributions
Jan 2023 • Solo
Excellent view of the city and a nice story behind. It has too many stairs and they are very narrow, so kids under 8 not really recommended. I went solo and it was really fun. Moreover it is a place that a clearly remember from the movie in Bruges.
Written January 4, 2023
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Hans
Kwadendamme, The Netherlands2,809 contributions
Dec 2019 • Couples
It’s only a 231 steps journey towards great views. You can walk around the roof tower and see the cities and towns which once were the center of WW 1 battles. On all four sides there are signs with info. During the ascent you pass the carillon. The tour is fun, it will set you down a 2 euro each.
Written December 15, 2019
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Stevejomac
Sydney, Australia458 contributions
Apr 2014 • Couples
Costs an extra 3 euro to get access from the Flanders Museum but certainly worth it. If your access bracelet doesn't work (like ours) find a staff member in the museum or go back downstairs to the entry and tell them. I think they're used to it.
Written May 13, 2014
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NavinJohnsonsDog
Ipswich, UK257 contributions
May 2019 • Friends
This has superb views of the town and the whole salient around. Be warned, there are a lot of steps up to the top and it's not for the faint-hearted when up there but well worth it
Written June 11, 2019
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