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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...more
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We had to queue for about 25 mins as there is a limit on the number of people they let in at one time. It was worth the wait though. The views from the top are wonderful on a bright day. And there are some...More
Beautiful place to start your tour of the city. 366 steps to the top and there are a couple levels to stop and rest if needed. The view is amazing and it might help you to catch your bearings. They only allow a limited number...More
An interesting museum, where you get to climb the stairs to the top, around 20 flights, some quite narrow and twisting. A marvellous view over amazing Bruges and surrounding countryside. Intermediate stops contain interesting displays and you can see and hear the bells.
So we fully expect stairs right?! They get smaller and scarier lol just a heads up! Starts off with nice big stairs but further you get up the smaller it gets and more uncomfortable when people are trying to pass each other on the stairs.
You have to visit this when you visit Bruges, it is a beautiful tower, which has 366 steps to climb, WOW !!! Colin Farrel starred in the movie Bruges, the view is absolutely magnificent, and the bell chiming is music to you ears.
So we solely went to take the stairs up to see the top. It was expensive when we compare it to the other activities In Ghent for the same price. The information was on an app you had to download. And we really were only...More
Well worth the climb up the 366 steps but you would need to be fairly fit to get up the narrow steps on the last ascent. You can have a break on the first few parts of the tower but the last bit takes a...More
Did not expect this to be so good. Have you watched the film? Do so. This is a great thing to do and the view is excellent. The mechanism for the bell chime is brilliant. Be there on the hour, it’s great. However, Harry never...More
There is limited access to the Tower because of the narrow stairwell, entry is strictly managed for safety reasons. On that basis you need to be prepared to queue and wait to gain access.
The wait is well worthwhile as when you do arrive at...More
Go early or not all. It’s a long wait but worth it when you’re in. As you get higher towards the bells watch out for a window through which you can see a man playing a keyboard. This translates into the bells ringing above.
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After the ticket hall there are (I think) 4 stretches of steps before you reach the top. The third stretch (up to the carillon mechanism) is the longest stretch and it’s about 150 steps. The final stretch between the... More
After the ticket hall there are (I think) 4 stretches of steps before you reach the top. The third stretch (up to the carillon mechanism) is the longest stretch and it’s about 150 steps. The final stretch between the mechanism and the top is the steepest and narrowest but it’s only about 50 steps so not too much.