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“Beautiful and charming”
Review of Belfort

Belfort
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$76.46*
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Brugge Day Trip from London
Ranked #5 of 154 things to do in Bruges
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed October 14, 2013

The Belfry and Market Halls are beautiful. We truly enjoyed strolling through the court yard of the Belfry as well as taking in its architecture. The Market Halls architecture is ornately beautiful.

Thank Multifacetedlife
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Reviewed October 14, 2013

Having watched the film "in Bruges", the Belfry was on our to do list and worth taking the 366 steps to the top for the views. It is worth being up there when the clock chimes as you can watch the levers and wires in action (not as boring as it sounds and only about 30 secs).
Towards the top, the stairs are very steep and there is very little room to manoeuvre. Lots of people were struggling on the last bit. Reasonable value for €6.50.

Thank seasider968
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Reviewed October 14, 2013

Climb to the top of the bell tower for the view and to get a sense of how narrow and steep the old staircases are and how big the bells are. There are landings to catch your breath but if you are unstable on your feet, then pass on the experience.

Thank traveler from MA
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Reviewed October 14, 2013

The main entrance was a building site and entrance was by the back door. It was chaos here with a long snaky queue yards and yards long and hardly moving as the stairs were narrow and only allowed a couple of visitors up at a time. We therefore did not visit it.

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Reviewed October 13, 2013

Well worth doing - excellent views from the top as you would expect. Stopping places on the way with plenty of interesting information about the tower and it's bells. Has to be done !!

Thank BRIAN L
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