A symbolic landmark in Bruges, Belfry of Bruges represent a medieval bell tower in the historical center of town. The market hall and an inner courtyard stand behind the bell tower. Formerly home to the treasury and municipal archives, the bell tower now offers a view of Bruges from above. Climb the 366 steep steps to reach the tower's top and reap the reward of seeing the grid of canals from this vantage point. Listen to the 47 bells chime on the quarter hour as you hike your way to the top. The tower played a central role in the film "In Bruges." Use our Bruges attractions planner to arrange your visit to Belfry of Bruges and other attractions in Bruges.
Tours to Belfry of Bruges
Entrance Ticket to Salvador Dalí Exhibition in Bruges BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $11
Duration: 15 to 120 minutes
Belfry of Bruges Reviews
Of many Belfries climbed in Belgium, Bruges was absolutely beautiful. Worth doing for the views of the entire city, Markt and beyond. 366 steps are all worth it! more »
Iedereen wil natuurlijk deze toren bezichtigen. Leuke opzet. Prachtig uitzicht maar wel aan de dure kant. more »Everyone wants to visit this tower of course. Nice setup. The room was very nice.
Avoid queues by going early - The structure itself is beautiful, and shows the riches Bruges gained during the middle ages from trading in mostly wool products. With imports of wool from England and Scotland and weaving these in Flanders. But inform yourself before going, as some of the guides do not give the best information or can not be bothered.
The best belfry I've been into! This is the place to follow the path of Colin Farrell's character from 'In Bruges'. 366 challenging stairs will take you up 86 meter into the air. The view from the top is well worth the effort - not only you can see all the medieval houses from above, you get a good view on all the churches around, and the magnificent scenery and trees all the way to the horizon
Places to stay near Belfry of Bruges
Plan your trip to Bruges
Get a personalized planA complete day-by-day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your plan. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
View all >
View all >
Side trips from Bruges
Hidden gems in Bruges
View all >
Nearby attractions in Bruges
Plans to Belfry of Bruges by other users
16 days in United Kingdom & Bruges BY A USER FROM HONG KONG January, popular sights PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 34 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, culture, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in Belgium BY A USER FROM GREECE December, popular sights PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 24 days in Benelux & Switzerland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, historic sites, wildlife, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: May, culture, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 50 days in Europe BY A USER FROM ARGENTINA December, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 14 days in Hungary & Belgium BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE October, popular sights PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium