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Jerusalem Church (Jeruzalemkerk)

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Address: Peperstraat 1, Bruges, Belgium
Phone Number: +32 50 33 88 83
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as we could see the chruch from our b&B, we visited the place. The little museum next to the church gives all you need to know to even more appreciate this very small church.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

as we could see the chruch from our b&B, we visited the place. The little museum next to the church gives all you need to know to even more appreciate this very small church.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

A small but well preserved church full of local history and fabulous architecture. This is the church features in 'In Bruges' and contains fragments of the crucifixion cross. Make time for the church museum - very small but highly informative. There is a good video which gives a lot of historical history of Bruges as well we the church and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

It's not easy to find but when you do find it this church feels like a hidden gem! Very few visitors, a nice informative video in other parts of the building and a quite area of town set you up nicely for the church itself which has a stone carved tomb which reminds you of the frozen hans solo from... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This is Bruges' only privately owned church. The entrance fee includes a 10 minute film of the history which is fascinating. The church was built by the Adornes - a prominent local family involved in pilgrimages to Jerusalem back in the 15th century from where they brought back the design of the church.

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Bruges, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

It is definetly worth the detour, for the small church itself, but also for the small streets you'll have to pass by, outside of the main touristic flow.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

...which is saying something! By the time we got here I was getting decidedly churched-out, but this was impressive. The church itself is small - its really a private family chapel - but it is also frozen in time. Its also a very odd design and its significance becomes clear when you see the exhibition next door - with a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

really unusual, a must to see like no other church I have ever been in with an informative video to begin your tour

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

From the list of beautiful places we saw and experienced in Bruges, this one just stood out for me purely for its story and how well maintained this site is by Adornes' descendants. A little off the beaten path of the main sites (which are a must see as well, as long as you've made the time for Bruges! :)),... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

This gem of a church was built by a wealthy medieval trader and diplomat. It has stayed in the same family throughout the centuries. A family tree on display lets you trace the family members. The church was soaring but the living history really made it special

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

The tour itself doesn't take long, but having said this the church is lovely and the story of the family is quite interesting! Found out just before going that this church was (apparantly) used in the filming of 'In Bruges'!

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Address: Peperstraat 1, Bruges, Belgium
Phone Number: +32 50 33 88 83
Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  West Flanders Province  >  Bruges

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