"The Belfort" Belfry Tower - Belfort Tip by littlesam1
Belfry Tower - Belfort, Brugge: 122 reviews and 180 photos
We arrived in Brugge by bus from the train station located just outside of the city center. The bus stopped in the Markt Square. Upon leaving the bus the first thing we saw was the domineering Belfort. It literally seems to take ove the entire square. The tower is open for tourists and you can climb the 366 steps to the top which rises 272 feet above the Markt Square. The view from the top is breath taking. You can see most of the city and get a feel for where you want to walk later. There is a nominal fee for climbing the tower. We were here in late May and the weather was still quite cool. We had not brought jackets and should have. As we climbed the tower we began notice how cool it actually was and we were a little uncomfortable that morning. As the day grew the temperatures got a little warmer. I understand that during the high tourist season its very crowded in Brugge. Luckily for us, in late May the large groups of tourist had not arrived yet and we had the city and the tower to ourselves for the most part. The tower dates back to the 13th and 15th century.
Address: Markt 7, 8000 Brugge, Belgium
Directions: Near the Grote Markt
Phone: +32 50 44 87 11
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