I climbed the Belfry and this is the view of Bruges skyline from the top. Yes, you have to climb. This is an old wooden tower, thus, no escalator inside. In ancient times, the Belfry of Bruges was the official home of the people who did important financial roles in the city.
A Bell Tower. There 47 towers in here and they constantly chime every hour and on special occasions.
The View. From the top, you’ll be able to see the unrivalled 360-degree view of Bruges skyline. The city’s medieval architectural gems dominate the skyline while some newly-erected structures are seen from afar. You’ll see the windmills at the distance and the view of the Markt directly below the Belfort.
Climbing the Belfry. If you think that you can conquer 366 large stone steps going up, then, do it. If not, you better stay downstairs. 😀 The stairs leading up is narrow and the stone steps can be slippery at some points.
Queueing Up. I queued up for an hour and 20 minutes. It wasn’t really a long line but they limit the number of people going up. They won’t sell you a ticket unless someone exits the tower. If you’re a family of 4 and there’s only 1 exiting, then, better tell the slowest one to start following the stairs. 😀
Opening Times and Fees. The tower is open from 9:30 in the morning and closes at 5 in the afternoon. Entrance fee is 8 euros.
Where is it? It’s at The Markt, the main square of the city. You can’t miss it because it’s the only tower you’ll see there.
Where to stay in Bruges. Find your accommodation here should you decide to stay for a night or two at Bruge.