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Belfry of Bruges (Belfort van Brugge) Tours

Belfry of Bruges (Belfort van Brugge)
Dominating the city skyline from all angles, the striking, 83-meter high Belfry (Belfort) is one of Bruges’ most iconic landmarks, standing proud over the central Market Square. Dating back to 1240, the historic bell tower has undergone a number of changes over the years, damaged by fire in the late 13th-century and hit by lightning twice. Today, the Belfort is both a UNESCO World heritage site and one of the city’s top tourist attractions. 

A popular pastime for visitors is climbing the 366 spiraling steps to the top of the 83-meter-high tower, from where the panoramic views look out over the entire city and it’s possible to peek inside the carillon with its 47 bells and impressive clockwork mechanism. Along the way, a number of small rooms are also open to the public, including the old treasury, where the city’s rights and charters were once kept, and an exhibition on the tower’s bells. 

Practical Info

The Belfry (Belfort) is located in the Market Square in central Bruges and is open daily from 9.30am- 5pm. Adult admission costs €8.
Address: Markt 7, Bruges, Belgium
Hours: Open daily 9.30am- 5pm
Admission: Adults: €8
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Bruges Interactive City Game

Bruges Interactive City Game

Combine your love of escape rooms and sightseeing during a 2- to 3-hour scavenger hunt across Bruges. The exciting game is perfect for friend groups who love a challenge or travelers looking for an alternative tour experience. Different clues and assignments will be sent to your phone to take you past some of the Bruges' most popular landmarks. Compete against other teams or enjoy the game at a leisurely pace.
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  • 3 hours
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Private Historical Tour: The Highlights of Bruges

Private Historical Tour: The Highlights of Bruges

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Avoid crowds and enjoy a more enriching experience of Bruges than is typically offered by group tours. This private walking tour is exclusively for your party so, as you explore the city's sights, you'll have ample opportunity to talk with your guide and learn all about the city's intriguing history.
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The Best of Bruges - History Through Stories Walking Tour

The Best of Bruges - History Through Stories Walking Tour

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Architectural Tour of Bruges

Architectural Tour of Bruges

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Historical Walking Tour: Legends of Bruges

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Bruges Private Tour from Amsterdam with Private Driver-Private Guide-Private Car

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The most passionate guides to be found in Bruges will take only you and your private group on a tour through the fascinating medieval city centre of Bruges. At the beginning of the tour we'll make sure to customise the experience so you'll get to see what's most interesting to you.
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Guided food tour: Hidden gems in Bruges

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A very unique experience with a local food guerrilla. Enter the midieval world of Bruges and discover our local gems and hidden treasures while tasting some of the finest local brews and bites. No tourist traps here, urban guerrila style exploring is our game ! Prepare youre taste buds and savour Bruges like you should.
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Private Architectural Tour of Bruges

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Withlocals Your Way: Bruges 100% Personalised Food Tour with a Local

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Bruges is a city with centuries of history and many fascinating legends. Learn all about them on this private guided tour. You’ll visit many of Bruges’ must-see attractions, such as markets, churches, a lake, and even a brewery. Listen to the stories associated with each place. You’ll get a much better understand of the city than you would if touring alone.
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Belfry of Bruges (Belfort van Brugge) hours of operation: Open daily 9.30am- 5pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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