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“Not easy, but definitely worth the effort”
Review of Belfort

Belfort
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$80.72*
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Brugge Day Trip from London
Ranked #4 of 154 things to do in Bruges
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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 March 1, 2014

The stairway to get to the top is 366 steps, very steep, spiral, and very narrow. There is a rope to hold on to if you need help. There are also some exhibits and some levels between the bottom and top to stop and rest. The views from the top are beautiful, and its worth it if you can do it!

Thank Jwestie78
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Reviewed March 1, 2014

Was worth the wait and the E8, though sad it was overcast and wet and windy at the top so the views were not great.

Thank Sarah D
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Reviewed March 1, 2014

Haha please forgive the title, I'll let you in on a funny anecdote from last weekend. I'm a local citizen so visiting the Belfry is free in that case. My son (6) and I were passing by and thought "what the heck, let's go for it!". It's good exercise, the scenery is amazing and the ringing bells (every 15 minutes) are spectacular when standing right next to them. Anyhow, you must know that the the staircase is really really narrow so when you cross someone going in the opposite direction, one of you must stop until the other has passed. While I was going up, at some point a short-skirted lady was coming down. She was kind enough to stop for a moment but I didn't realise it until I looked up to see where I was heading and well, um... need I say more? I was happy my son was just watching his steps. So, ladies, if you plan on visiting the Belfry in Bruges, you might want to dress for the occasion ^_^

Kind regards,
The brave Belfry Knights (take your kids on a mission to find the treasure chests, they'll love it)!

Thank Timmmmaaahh
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Reviewed February 27, 2014 via mobile

Be prepared for a wait as this is a very popular attraction and there will be a queue.

Once you're in, the spiral staircase is extremely narrow and definitely not for claustrophobics! Everyone goes up and down using same stairs which makes passing each other difficult. There are other floors along the way though if you need to stop.

Once at the top, you get a stunning view of Bruges. On a clear day like ours, you can see for miles as it is so flat. We were also lucky to be there at quarter to the hour so saw (and definitely heard!) the bell chime which was a nice little bonus.

Definitely a must-visit!

Thank h_baker1987
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Reviewed February 27, 2014

Although the steps are narrow and there is a lot of them, I would certainly recommend you make the effort to reach the top of the tower as the views are fantastic. Additionally, there are other floors (good for a stop off and a bit of a rest!) and the one where you can see the chime mechanism is really worth seeing.

Thank Kevin T
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