The Belfry of Bruges is a medieval bell tower in the centre of Bruges, Belgium. The bell tower was built in 1240 but has been heavily renovated and added to in the years since. The bell tower was built to serve numerous purposes, it formerly housed the treasury and municipal archives but was also used as a lookout tower for spotting fires. The bells in the tower were used to tell people the time of the day, give them fire warnings and also to alert them when a political and religious event was taking place. The bell tower is imposing on the area. The tower is open to the public, it has an observation deck that is popular with sightseers.
The best way to get there is by bus to ‘Brugge Market’ the 2, 3, 4, 13, 14 and 90 buses travel there; from there the belfry is a 2-minute walk.
Opening Times and Admission
The tower is open to the public seven days a week, 9.30am-6pm. Visitors can climb the narrow staircase to the top of the tower and experience stunning views over Bruges for 12 euros.