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Address: Markt 7 | Markt 7, Bruges 8000, Belgium
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+32 50 44 87 11
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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The most important of Bruges' towers stands 83 metres tall. It houses,...

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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366 stairs

Just remember 366 stairs is a lot to climb. Honestly, it is not for everyone. There are restrooms available in the courtyard for .5 Euro. Beautiful to see

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Just remember 366 stairs is a lot to climb. Honestly, it is not for everyone. There are restrooms available in the courtyard for .5 Euro. Beautiful to see

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Climbing the belfort of Bruges to admire the wonderful complexity and beauty of its 47 bells carillon is a soul-warming experience not to be missed. On Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday at 11:00 AM, an artist plays the carillon, but being at the top of the belfort, hearing the true beauty and power of these bells is beyond description. Please do... More 

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Be prepared to go up more than 300 steps. On the top there are huge bells, you can watch them work. The overview of the square is quite nice.

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Climbing to the top of the tower was so much fun! The winding stairs, the narrow passage, and the stunning views were wonderful. It was far easier than I thought it would be to climb to the top. And we were rewarded by the bells. Loud and powerful, it was great to be right by the bells as they rang.

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We climbed all 366 steps, what an awesome view. It is pretty steep and narrow, there are ropes to hold on to if needed, that adds a little sense of security. When the bells start it is incredibly loud, almost too much if you happen to be at the top. They do control how many people are allowed in at... More 

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A must do, great for sight seeing, view all over the city. A lot of steps to the top, not for the faint harted, but well worth it

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Get there early and aim for when the clock is due to chime! Worth the climb. It's a lot of effort but views fantastic.

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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To see Brugge from on high and be up the tower when the carillon plays is real treat. It's quite strenuous for us oldies but think of all the calories you are burning off.

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The Belfort tower is the dominant building in Bruges. It was featured in the movie 'In Bruges'. It has 366 steps up a VERY narrow staircase. If you are in decent shape, its really interesting, and the bell tower at the top will give you a spectacular view of the city. It can be a long wait to start the... More 

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At the top of the bell tower is a 360 degree panoramic view that is quite amazing! However there is a very large spiral staircase to get there. I want to say something like 350 steps!

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