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CA1 1LA, England, United Kingdom
July 12, 2012
From journal Beautiful Bruges
Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
May 21, 2011
From journal The great country of Belgium
Carshalton, United Kingdom
July 1, 2006
From journal Bruges - The Epitome of Charm
by Monique Witsel
March 29, 2006
From journal 1 Week Romantic Getaway
Seattle, Washington, Afghanistan
December 17, 2004
Be ready to climb some stairs! A lot of stairs. 366 to be exact. And like most towers you come across in Europe that date back in time, the stairs seem to get steeper, narrower, and smaller the higher you go. Not good if you are afraid of heights or confined spaces. I could see this stairway getting crowded in high season, but we were then in March, so it wasn’t that bad.
The view at the top is worth the climb, as is the up-close view of the inner workings of the 47 bell carillon.
The view at the top is a 360-degree panoramic view of Bruges. You pretty much can see the extent of the Old Town and the windmills off in the distance. There are some great photo opportunities.
Open 9:30-5pm, Closed Monday
From journal Bruges side trip from Amsterdam
September 19, 2004
From journal Charming Bruges
March 13, 2003
At Christmas there's a small ice-skating rink and the picturesque houses are wrapped in lights. Alternatively, go up around sunset (it closes at 4:15) and take pics of the square.
From journal Bruges Daytrip from Amsterdam
August 11, 2002
Not so many tourist know that you can climb the Belfrey. If you're not afraid of climbing 366 steps, you'll discover a great view of Brugge.
And if you can't climb all the steps, you can always go to the Concertbuilding (Concertgebouw) on "Het Zand", it has a nice "terras-café" on the 7th floor AND it has an elevator. You can as well enjoy the music of the carillion (47 bells, weight: 27 tons in total)
From journal Bruges2002
Aiken, South Carolina
July 19, 2001
The 360 degree views of the town and surrounding countryside were gorgeous and a great photo-op. We happened to be up there when the clock struck 3 pm and we were bombarded (I mean serenaded) by a cacophony of 47 ancient bells ringing out their songs and the hour all around our heads. Our ears are still ringing, but we'd do it again if we could!
Open 9:30 am to 5 pm every day during the summer. Ticket costs range from BEF 50 to BEF 100 ($1.10 to $2.20); family ticket available for BEF 200 ($4.40).
From journal Bruges for families