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Turns out Bruges has its own leaning tower, though its slant is not quite as pronounced as the one in Pisa, Italy. The 13th-century Belfry, which is a UNESCO World Heritage-listed building, remains one of the oldest examples of medieval urban and public architecture. It stands 272 feet tall, and visitors are welcome to climb the 366 stairs to the top for panoramic views of Bruges. Along with its impressive views, the tower also holds a carillon with more than 40 bells. Bells are played Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to noon.

Recent visitors said a trip to the top is a must for the view – some even said a trip to the Belfry was the best thing they did in the city. However, many warned the wait time to climb the tower could be upward of an hour during the busy afternoons. According to reviewers, visiting in the morning can lead to shorter wait times.

It will cost adults 12 euros (around $13), and youth ages 6 to 25 10 euros (about $11) to enter the Belfry. Entrance is free for kids 5 and younger and those with a Musea Brugge Card. The Belfry is open daily from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, visit the Musea Brugge website.

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Considered one of the most photographed areas of Bruges, Rozenhoedkaai, or Quay of the Rosary, is a picturesque spot where the Dijver and Groenerei canals meet. Sit back and relax while enjoying the lovely canals, beautiful old buildings and charming bars, restaurants and hotels.

Visitors also recommend checking out Rozenhoedkaai during the evening hours and say it's a great spot to hop on a boat for a canal tour.

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