Trip Planner:   Europe  /  Belgium  /  Flanders  /  West Flanders Province  /  Bruges  /  Historic Sites  /  Jerusalem Church (Jeruzalemkerk)

Jerusalem Church (Jeruzalemkerk), Bruges

(4.1/5 based on 340+ reviews on the web)
Step into the world of a wealthy pilgrim in Jerusalem Church (Jeruzalemkerk), which dates back to the 15th century. Comissioned by a Christian pilgrim recently returned from Jerusalem, the church is full of dark carved wood lit by dim lights. The most famous piece in the chapel is the altar, adorned with skulls and ladders, which recalls an early era in Christianity. This same altar made an appearance in the film "In Bruges." Visit the museum attached to the church where you can read information plaques in English on the church's history, as well as a brief history on the city of Bruges. The church and museum are small and don't take long to tour. Arrange to visit Jerusalem Church (Jeruzalemkerk) and other attractions in Bruges using our Bruges vacation trip planner.
map
Create a full Bruges itinerary

Plan your trip to Bruges

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Bruges by other users

30 days in Europe BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA September, culture, historic sites, museums, shopping, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 4 days in Belgium BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Bruges BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Europe BY A USER FROM COLOMBIA May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 35 days in Europe BY A USER FROM CANADA July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 9 days in Belgium BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Bruges BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 17 days in Europe BY A USER FROM TUNISIA July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 24 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in Benelux BY A USER FROM BELGIUM April, culture, relaxing, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, relaxing, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 31 days in Europe BY A USER FROM INDIA April, romantic, beaches, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: April, romantic, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 31 days in Europe BY A USER FROM INDIA April, relaxing, romantic, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: April, relaxing, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Very interesting history of Bruges and the trade routes in the museum, and the chapel is intriguing, and owned by the same family since building. Excellent lady on reception who also gave us a lot mor...  more »
  • The Church that once again the style of the Holy Sepulchre in the Holy land has travel souvenir fruit of two wealthy traders of Bruges which are kept inside of the remains. Has many fascinating and symbolism and although sombre is very particular to visit. It was then fascinating afterwards, deepening, know that during their trip the "Adorno," builders of the building, took a long trip documentary of our Puglia on the path of their pilgrimage to the Holy places. You can also visit a museum attached, you will find the ticket office a very nice lady who also speak a little Italian.
    View original
  • We were caught up in Storm Doris and took shelter in a little archway which turned out to be the entrance to the Adornes Museum and Jerusalem Chapel. It's absolutely amazing. We loved the history of t...  more »