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“Wonderful Church” 5 of 5 stars
Review of St. Walburga's Church (Sint-Walburgakerk)

St. Walburga's Church (Sint-Walburgakerk)
Bruges, Belgium
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Ranked #45 of 121 things to do in Bruges
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Norfolk
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“Wonderful Church”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

This church is out of the town centre and I always visit here when I go to Bruges. Wonderful so lovely.

Visited June 2013
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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“Nice Place To Experience and Rest On Your Tour”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

I like the more simple but stylish look of this church. I didn't find it overdone with stained glass windows and trying to show oppulence. This chuch has more clean lines and the light from the white sides made a more airy feel than the gloomy dark stone churches I have visited.

As I read other reviewers I see others have had the same experience as they visited. Put it on your tour to relax and and rest your feet. If you are religiuos then its a good space to commune with your maker.

The church is actively used and facilities are available.

Visited May 2013
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Okemos, MI
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“Peaceful, gorgeous”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

The black and white marble and the white columns made this church both elegant and serene. I couldn't believe that for long stretches of time I was the only person there except for someone in charge of the sound system which played classical music, not sacred. It's on the list for "Silent Bruges," the walking tour in the Bruges City Guide just published in 2013, and a must for anyone visiting the city.

Visited May 2013
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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“Peaceful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

We came across this church by accident on our way back to the house we were staying in. It is off the main tourist track and so we were the only people inside. It was magnificent and it's white interior was very different to other local churches. Well worth a visit especially if you want a moment's quiet reflection.

Visited August 2012
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New York City, New York
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“Simple, elegant church”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

St. Walburga's has a simple white interior that's a refreshing change from the visual assault of the other baroque churches in the city. It's also easier to have a zen/quiet moment in this less visited church.

Visited January 2013
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