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Jerusalem Church (Jeruzalemkerk)

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Address: Peperstraat 1, Bruges 8000, Belgium
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+32 50 33 88 83
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Stunning - great museum attached also

The Bruges By Night free walking tour introduces the history of this church really well and so we went back for a visit. Entry is chargeable as it is privately owned but not much... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

It was closed during Easter but the exterior is beautiful. This is the only copy of the Jerusalem church (which has been authorized to be built).The guide said you can go at the top of the church and have a great view of Bruges.

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Thank Pierre B
London, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Bruges By Night free walking tour introduces the history of this church really well and so we went back for a visit. Entry is chargeable as it is privately owned but not much and it is so beautiful. There is a lovely museum to visit first to learn about the history of the building the family, and the chapel... More 

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Thank Emma M
Dublin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We only visited here on our last morning as we decided to go for a walk close to our hotel after checking out and storing our bags due to an evening flight. I had passed by the Jerusalem Church, wondered what was inside and was it worth a visit a few days before. The €7 charge did not put us... More 

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Thank John B
Altrincham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely domain owned by the same family for 700 years! The Jerusalem Chapel is beautiful. The story is told very well by a film and then you are free to explore. Interesting history connecting Genoa, Jerusalem and Scotland with Bruges through religion, trade and politics.

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Thank Sue W
Greater London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This chapel houses a copy of the Tomb of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem - hence the name. The chapel houses artifacts from different time periods as it is a family chapel and has been in the same family since the Middle Ages. Interesting architectural space as well. The exhibition rooms have engaging touch screens with puzzles or quizzes to... More 

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This lovely gem from the 15th century is a small, private church with a small sanctuary and a tall tower that is completely open on the inside--so you can look all the way up to the roof structure. If you are into spectacular architecture or grand churches this is not for you. But if quaint and unusual spaces interest you... More 

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Thank zug55
Madison, WI
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love visiting old churches and crypts but this was very disappointing especially after all the great reviews. It was very expensive (7 Euro per person) for very little to see or learn about. The chapel is small (it has some interesting nooks and crannies and a beautiful tomb - also includes a few relics that might be worth seeing... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love church architecture and this quirky place of worship did not disappoint. It is the story of the church that is the most interesting though (the church is privately owned). There is a small room behind the altar that felt a little intrusive to visit but beyond that the place was very interesting. There is also a small honesty... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

This tour is not on the museum pass and costs 7 euro. Many people will be disappointed unless they love history, churches and the idea of visiting a 15th century facility still in possession of the original family. Not a lot here - the video is nice and inside the church is spectacular, but the rest of the facility is... More 

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Coleford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 March 2017

Very interesting history of Bruges and the trade routes in the museum, and the chapel is intriguing, and owned by the same family since building. Excellent lady on reception who also gave us a lot more background info. Is closed Sundays.

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