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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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Interesting story

Interesting Church and museum that explains the story of the family that began and still runs this church.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Interesting Church and museum that explains the story of the family that began and still runs this church.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Stumbled across this museum and really glad we did. Probably not a very well known destination and slightly out of the way, but definitely worth a visit. A fantastic historic site which had a great visitor centre as well to explain the background of the chapel. Highly recommended.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Gosh, the history of this place is amazing, The little film we saw first really set the chapel into context and meant that we could understand all that we saw afterwards. What a hero was Anselm Adornes (got that right??) and how unfair his fate. Have to say that there is another unsung hero here. I think I left my... More 

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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

The church is unusual and beautiful. The attached museum was interactive and informative. I found the family history fascinating. The staff were friendly and helpful - allowing me to store my luggage.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We visited because the church features in the film 'in Bruges'. A limestone carved altar covered in skulls, whips and other items used to torment Jesus. A replica of his tomb hides behind this with a relic from the true cross.

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Echternacherbrueck, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

In our scores of visits to Brugge, we had walked by this church numerous times. It had usually been closed. Last November (2014) it was open. The staff member at the ticket counter was wholly cordial and gracious, in we go. Though probably a minor player in the religious history of Flanders, the information was quite useful and interesting. The... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Tall Tower,Church set on 2 storey's,quite unusual but very interesting,well kept & also has a museum with a link to scotland. Well worth the small fee, Bruge City discount card can be used here.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

My wife and I were in Bruges March 3 to 7, 2015. One of the most interesting sites that many ought to experience is the Jerusalem Church. The ladies in the ticket office/shop were very interesting and shared more about the church as well as the city. I was reluctant to see after walking non-stop for 3.5 hours seeing sites... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

I was not that enthusiastic to know (one more) church, after a week in Paris. But man, was I wrong! This is not your average church, as it represents an entirely different type of church. There's a "museum" (where you're supposed to go before entering the church itself) but the only thing worth seeing there is the video that explain... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I don't know how they can justify the 7€ entry ticket. The 'museum' is sparse (only 1 panel is dedicated to the history of the church; the rest is general history of Bruges), the gardens are miniscule, and the church itself is in no need of restoration. I love history and don't bat an eye at spending money for cultural... More 

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