Known as being one of the most photographed parts of Bruges and previously a mooring area for ships, this scene is located only a ten minute walk from the city centre. On looking on to the river and historic buildings it is no surprise that this sight is so famous. After a day well spent looking at all the attractions Bruges has to offer this is the place to be for a calm relax and a well deserved sit down with a loved one.
Part of the city since 1240 and originally built to regulate the lives of those inhabiting it, the Belfry of Bruges, ‘Belfort’, is known as the most important of Bruges bell towers and is easily accessible being located in the beautiful city centre. To reach the top of this historic symbol an impressive feat of 366 stairs awaits, but the rewards of stunning scenery is well worth it for the climb. As if you needed any more excuse to visit, the bell tower plays a prominent role in the 2008 film ‘Bruges’, one to watch.
The Belfry acts as a guard over the market square in the heart of the city. But once down on ground level you’ll be greeted by world famous fish and chip shops such as that of Frietkoten. After stopping off for a bite to eat the square boasts a statue of two of Bruges well known heroes, Jan Breydel and Pieter de Coninck, as well as the Gothic revival style Provincial Palace. Both pleasing to the stomach and to the eye, all in all just a stunning place to visit.