"The Belfort" Belfry Tower - Belfort Tip by Fen

Belfry Tower - Belfort, Brugge: 122 reviews and 180 photos

  The Belfort (belfry)
by Fen

While there are many interesting sites in Burges, the Belfry is one of the more striking. Partly because of the way it stands out over the rest of the city. Partly because of the way it flares out at the corners. And partly because the thing is leaning to one side. It's 80 meters tall and leans a full three-feet to one side. Part of the reason might be the 27-ton carillon at the top. Originally, the Belfry was where the town's important docuements were stored. Later it became a textile warehouse. Today it is a museum, and people are free to climb the 366 stairs to the top. The Belfry faces a square which was once an open-air market. This market was held every weekend for 998 years from 985 until 1983.

Address: Markt , Bruges main Square
Directions: Opening times are Tue-Sun 930am-500pm
costing 5 euros to get in.

Phone: +32 50 44 87 11
Website: https://bezoekers.brugge.be/nl/belfort

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Aug 9, 2003
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