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Address: Carmersstraat 83/85, Bruges 8000, Belgium
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A Delightful Visit

On our way to see the windmills of Bruges we came upon the English Convent. We spent a delight hour walking around the church and having a personal tour with Sister Francis-a... read more

Reviewed 2 November 2016
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 19 March 2017

After our visit to the Onze-Lieve-Vrouw ter Potterie, it was time to visit the English Convent. They have specified times to visit it. We found this out thanks to a citizen of Bruges. Once there, we had to ring the bell and the door was opened. The head sister unlocked the gate and she led us to the chapel. It... More 

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Lansdale, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

On our way to see the windmills of Bruges we came upon the English Convent. We spent a delight hour walking around the church and having a personal tour with Sister Francis-a personable and knowledgable long time resident of the convent. She took great pride in explaining the convent's past and its place in France's, England and Belgium's history. Visiting... More 

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Thank lfiebert
Bedford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2015

We saw this as part of the canal boat ride around Bruges. Just another of the very many buildings that attract the tourists.

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Thank Lorna M
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 May 2015

We will never forget this visit, the highlight of our holiday. We hope Sister Francis has a safe pilgrimage. 3 ladies from England.

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1 Thank Wend145
Waterloo, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2014

This is one of the so many hidden religious-cultural treasures of the City of Bruges, with its roots going back to the XVIth Century & the period of Reformation & Persecution of the Catholics (the "Papists") in England.

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3 Thank Johan D
Cromer, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2014

This is a religious house, so they live a cloistered life. The hours for visiting are restricted: but persist. It is beautiful. The chapel (with its domed roof - at one time unique to Bruges) is very beautiful and has survived the many trials and tribulations of this community. They have now disposed of much of their property (farmland and... More 

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Reviewed 14 June 2014

Personally, I enjoy visiting churches more than visiting museums. They are each unique and at the same time more peaceful and intimate. This is no exception - yet it is the exception. Keep in mind, this is a convent and not necessarily a tourist destination. While they do accept visitors, access and times are very limited. We were fortunate that... More 

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Bellingham, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2013

We had a very rewarding visit to this lovely convent in Bruge. Open in the afternoon from 2:00 to 3:30 and again 4:15 to 5:00. Enter the courtyard when the door is open and ring the reception bell. A Sister will respond, brief you on the history of the convent, and escort you to the chapel. The Order, founded in... More 

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Waddesdon, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 August 2013

Although we did try to get in by going when we were told to go it just appeared to be closed down to the sign in the cloister saying "no visits" The signs are not obvious its all just to difficult ! We had been looking forward to seeing this , its a large site well off the beaten track... More 

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