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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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A Unique Church In A City Of Churches

This church was built and is still held by the Adornes family. No sticky laminated hard to understand sheets of information here. A brief Ken Burns style slide show explains... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This church was built and is still held by the Adornes family. No sticky laminated hard to understand sheets of information here. A brief Ken Burns style slide show explains everything to you. You walk into the church knowing what you're seeing. And it's worth seeing. Enjoy a pleasant walk outside of the tourist nonsense.. that takes you past some... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The chapel is about a half mile walk from the Markt Sq. So, keep the distance in mind, if you have folks that are not able to walk a half mile. Plan for at least an hour to see everything and after the walk the Lace Museum is nearby. The chapel is almost 600 years old. It is owned by... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In the same family since it was founded, this small chapel is incredibly old and stunningly beautiful. We went right to the chapel. The artwork, the building itself, the altar, the crypt, everything was, to me, a medieval nut, worth all the hassle of getting to Bruges. It was the highlight of my visit to Belgium. Very few people there... More 

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England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

The Old Masters flemish paintings on view and the history of the place and the medieval tombs are worth the visit. As a church it is over full with Catholic glitz and gold which detracts from the overall place in my opinion but there is lots to see

Thank kootenaylass
Greater London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

The Jerusalem Chapel is part of a small family estate of the Adornes clan. There's a promotional video of the family to see and their small chapel but apart from that there is almost nothing. At 7 euros this is very poor value indeed.

Thank David H
Chepstow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

If you love Dorothy Dunnett books the Adorne chapel cannot be missed. If you don't know her books read the first book in the Niccolo series which is set in c15 Bruges.

3 Thank DaveMac307
Cape Elizabeth, Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

We did not go inside the church, but if I went back I would definitely go in. We came upon the courtyard and sat on the bench and took in the simple beauty of this place.

Thank amypeanutbutter
Ware, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

Well if you cant get to Jerusalem this mock up of the church of the holy sepulchre will do. Wacky family history and a rest in the Scottish tea room at the end of your visit.

1 Thank DavidP26
Winchcombe, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

We went into this place as we were curious about the architecture which is a little out of step with the rest of Bruges. It was fascinating and the church itself is beautiful and very interesting. Well worth the entry fee and highly recommended.

1 Thank Ros184
New Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

Really enjoyed our visit here. There was a charge of 7 euros but it was well worth every cent! The introductory video was very informative. The museum with interactive quizzes and puzzles was probably aimed at children but kept my husband and I amused for quite some time. It was great fun trying to do the jigsaws before the time... More 

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