"Belfort (belfry tower)" Belfry Tower - Belfort Tip by tompt

Belfry Tower - Belfort, Brugge: 121 reviews and 175 photos

  belfort, Brugge
by tompt

The 83 meter high Belfry tower dominates the Markt. The original cloth hall and tower date from 1240. The first tower was destroyed by fire in 1280.
The wooden spire that crowned the tower was again destroyed by fire in 1493 en 1741.
After the last fire it was never rebuilt.
The belfry tower was the place where the important documents of the city were preserved, like it was done in all cities in the Low Countires. And such towers were used as watchtowers.
The bells inside were each having a distinct sound and function (bells for danger, bells for important announcements, bells to indicate the time).
Today the belfry tower there is music of a carillion, which consists of 47 bells.

Climb the 366 steps of the Belfort tower. The view from up there is magnificant and absolutely worth climbing all those steps.
There are things to see and do on your way up, so not too boring.

Address: Markt 7

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  • Updated Jan 4, 2004
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