A March 2003 trip
to Bruges by rossiste
Quote: Bruges is a charming, well-preserved medieval city. Its only scar is the throng of tourists. It’s still one of my favorite places to visit. It’s picturesque, small, and walkable, and there’s great chocolate and beer.
Attraction | "The Belfrey"
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
Member Rating 5 out of 5 on December 17, 2004
Belfry Tower/Belfort of Bruges