Are you looking for a point where have a nice view across Bruges? Then you are at the right place at Belfort.
The Belfort is located on the market of Bruges. Every day many visitors climb the no less than 366 steps to the top of the 83 meters high tower which is listed on the Unesco World Heritage List.
On your way up you will pass the treasury room where in the Middle Ages, among other things, the city seal and the city cash were kept. Together with the clock and the Bruges carillon with no fewer than 47 bells.
Did you know that the Belfry was originally built as a watchtower to search for fires?
You can go up till one hour before closing time and per visit a maximum number of people is allowed. Because of this you may have to wait a bit before you can go inside.
Open daily from 09.30-18.00h (09.30am-06.00pm). Closed on 1 January and 25 December 2019.
Adjusted opening hours: 30 May 09.30-13.00h (09.30am-01.00pm), 24 and 31 December 09.30-16.00h (09.30am-04.00pm).
|Type of visitor||Entrance fee|
|Youth up to 25 years||€ 10|
|Children until 5 years old, Museum Friends or with a Museum pass||Free of charge|
Brugse Zot Blond, Brugse Zot Double, Brugse Bok and Sportzot. These are the four beers which are being brewed at Brewery de Halve Maan, the only active family brewery in Bruges.
Daily, in about 45 minutes, thousands of liters of Brugse Zot and Straffe Hendrik flow through the city’s streets via two different pipes. On the way to the factory where the beer bottles are being filled.
Every day, various guided tours are organized in the brewery. The guides tell you extensively about the history of the brewery, how the Bruges beers are produced nowadays. You also bring a visit to the roof of de Halve Maan, where you have a beautiful view over Bruges.
At the end of the tour it is time for the tasting and do not forget to sit down on the terrace in the courtyard of the brewery with a glass of cold Brugse Zot Blond. If you also want to eat something? Then you can go to the brasserie of the brewery.
Please note: During the tour at the old building there are some steep stairs to take and the tour is therefore not suitable if you have difficulties with walking.
Guided tours de Halve Maan
The brewery offers two different guided tours:
- Standard tour including tasting a Brugse Zot Blond:
- Duration: 45 minutes
- Monday until Friday and Sunday: every hour between 11.00h/am and 16.00h/am.
- Saturday: every hour between 11.00h (11.00am) and 17.00h (05.00pm).
- Dutch, French and English. German is possible on request.
- Suitable for adults and children.
- XL tour for the real beer lover including tasting of three different beers:
- Duration: 90 minutes.
- Monday – Friday: 1 tour per day at 14.15h (02.15pm).
- Saturday – Sunday: 2 tours per day at 14.15h (02.15pm) and 16.15h (04.15pm).
- Dutch and English.
- Only accessible to adults.
Prices guided tours
|Guided tour||Type of visitor||Price ||Price online|
|Standard tour||Adult (incl Bruges Zot)||€ 12||€ 11|
|Child 6-12 years (incl a soda)||€ 6||€ 5,50|
|Child 0-6 years (excl a drink)||Free of charge||Free of charge|
|XL tour||Adult||€ 21|
Who does not love it? Chocolate. As a chocolate lover, you can certainly get your heart out in Bruges. Not only do you find various shops full of chocolate in different shapes and sizes, but you can also visit Choco-Story, the chocolate museum of Bruges.
There are various dispensers with white, milk and dark chocolate pastilles and I can tell you: you will regularly return for more. You can also take a look at a demonstration at the end of your visit. Here a chocolatier shows how various delicacies of chocolate are made and if you are lucky, you may taste some things.
Open daily from 10.00-17.00h (10.00am-05.00pm). Last tickets at 16.15h (04.15pm).
In July and August from 10.00-18.00h (10.00am-06.00pm). Last tickets at 17.15h (05.15pm).
The museum is closed on 25 December and 1 January.
|Type of visitor||Price |
|65+ and students||€ 7,50|
|Children 6-11 years||€ 5,50|
|Children younger than 6 years||Free of charge|
Of course you can explore Bruges on foot, but you can also choose to take a boat trip.
1 March until 15 November, from 10.00-18.00h (10.00am-06.00pm).
The last departure is at 17.30h (05.30pm).
In the weekend, during holiday periods and on public holidays during the winter season (November-February), the boats are sailing subject to weather conditions.
- Michielssens, Huidenvettersplein 13, tel. +32 50 33 00.41
- Coudenys, Rozenhoedkaai, tel. +32 50 33 13 75
- De Meulemeester, Wollestraat 32, tel. +32 50 33 41 20
- Gruuthuse, Nieuwstraat 11, tel. +32 50 33 32 93
- Stael, Katelijnestraat 4, tel. +32 50 33 27 71
The costs for a boat trip can be paid at the place where the boat leaves. Keep in mind that payment is usually only possible in cash.
|Type of visitor||Price |
|Children 4-11 years||€ 6|
|Children 0-3 years||Free of charge|
|Residents of Bruges||€ 9|
And do you want to know more about the history of the potato, the (Flemish) fries and the different sauces? Then visit the Fries museum of Bruges.
Did you know that the fries museum in Bruges is the only and unique museum of fries in the world?
Opening hours Belgian Fries Museum
Monday – Sunday: 10.00-17.00h (10.00am-05.00pm). Last tickets at 16.15h (04.15pm).
Closed on 25 December and 1 January.
|Type of visitor||Price|
|Students, 65+||€ 6|
|Children 6-11 years||€ 5|
|Children 0-5 years||Free of charge|
Do you want to visit the Fries museum and the Chocolate Museum or would you like to visit 3 museums in total? Then there are special combination tickets for sale.
|Type of visitor||Combiticket Choco-Story/Fries museum||Combiticket 3 museums*|
|Adult||€ 14,50||€ 16,50|
|Students, 65+||€ 11,50||€ 13,50|
|Children 6-11 years||€ 8,50||€ 10,50|
|Children 0-5 years||Free of charge||Free of charge|
*Fries museum, Choco-Story, Lumina Domestica