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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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Short but nice

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

There is an informative film, with details of the family interest in the church from foundation to the present day. The church is small, but very 'atmospheric'. There are attached nun's cottages and a very peaceful garden.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

A decently informative museum and short film help tell the story of a wealthy merchant of Brugge to introduce the chapel and give a history of the city. The information can't be found elsewhere and is a neat insight. The church itself isn't spectacular, but the grave carving is worth seeing. Student discount was greatly appreciated.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

This is one of the few privately owned chapels in Europe. The family still in existence today. Has deep rooted connections with Scotland. Now as a multimedia museum that is most informative. Incidently, it also doubled as the interior for the Basilica of of the Holy blood for the film, 'In Bruges'.

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Gold Coast, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Such a holy place. I felt very spiritual The statues and carvings were amazing. The carved spital stairs up to the even more beautiful pulpit took my breath away and I was very emotional actually seeing the blood of Chris

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Littleton, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Cool museum and grounds. Family trying to maintain control of the estate by charging a reasonable price to see. The Chapel is very interesting but watch the short film first so you know what you are seeing. The relic in the chapel is one of the "Splinters" from the "true cross." The relic was brought back from Jerusalem around the... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

This is a family owned and operated museum with a private chapel. Very interesting family history and worth a visit. Enjoy.

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Lakeland, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Looks like a normal church from the outside except for the symbols on the tower. Inside there is a museum that details the family history. The church itself has some lovely stained glass windows and a very odd altar. Worth a visit.

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Brooklyn
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

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

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

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