I've seen a bunch of people complaining about not being able to see the Michelangelo, 6 Euros is too much for a church, etc.
First of all, you should get a city pass - it will save you money, pretty much everything in Bruges is on it, and it is also good for free bus rides and discounts on attractions that are not covered.
Second, in my opinion, having seen what's free on another occasion and feeling like there wasn't much to see, and then paying this time and seeing all the rest of the church, I have to say that it is totally worth paying the admission. Besides the Michelangelo Bruges Madonna, there is the tomb of Charles the Bold and his daughter Mary of Burgundy, and lots of other wonderful art. We had it all mostly to ourselves the day we were there, a late Sunday afternoon. I think all the day trippers had already left town...
So my advice is, hey, Bruges can be a bit pricey, so get yourself a city pass, save yourself some $$ for beers at Cambrinus, stay more than one day, and after you've done the Groeninge Museum and some of the other great sights, squeeze in an hour for the OLV Kerk. It is quite beautiful.
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