We walked up 366 stairs, and there was some tiiiight spaces to get through towards the top that I was sure I was going to fall back down the stairs. If you aren’t too afraid of heights, I’d give it a go, you can have regular breaks on different levels. I loved learning about the bells and how they change the tune of them. See those little pegs below? They move them to change the notes and sequencing. It’s like a giant music box. Along the way you are rewarded with gorgeous panoramas of the city below. If you are spending a bit of time here, head to the river from the center square and grab your ticket for a boat ride. They range from 7-10 euros depending on which one you go to. We got tickets at the first one we came across, which was a little stand right on the bridge, with steps leading down to a long boat. Our driver was hilarious, keeping us entertained with stories the whole time, and the funniest part? Every time he explained something to us in English, he would then repeat it in Spanish for the Spanish speaking passengers on the boat, same jokes and all. He was on the ball for sure. After our river cruise, we wanted to have a walk along the river on the paths and found our way back to the train station to head back to Brussels. I am already planning my next trip here, and this time would like to see more of what Bruges has to offer.
Bruges is like a fairy tale city. I’m sure you may have heard this before, apparently that exact phrase is even in a movie I was told. I was in awe of how pretty this little city was, with little details everywhere you turn in sculptures, buildings, and the gorgeous river running through. We also climbed the tallest tower we’ve ever gone up. So. Many. Steps.
Have you been to Bruges? Do you have any suggestions of things do and places to see here?