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Jerusalem Church (Jeruzalemkerk), Bruges

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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.
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  • We only visited here on our last morning as we decided to go for a walk close to our hotel after checking out and storing our bags due to an evening flight. I had passed by the Jerusalem Church, wonde...  more »
  • Lovely domain owned by the same family for 700 years! The Jerusalem Chapel is beautiful. The story is told very well by a film and then you are free to explore. Interesting history connecting Genoa, J...  more »
  • This chapel houses a copy of the Tomb of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem - hence the name. The chapel houses artifacts from different time periods as it is a family chapel and has been in the same fam...  more »
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  • Beautiful family owned church. The Adornes family played a role in the city's history and the church is said to be a replica of the church in Jerusalem. Worth a visit.
  • The church is part of a museum for a trader and knight who lived in Bruges. The museum is very nice if a bit small. The church is awesome and has a fantastic atmosphere. If you go here in the afternoon on a weekday you might find that you're the only one visiting which is a bit spooky but adds to the atmosphere.
  • This tiny and very atmospheric church was used for the "Do I have to?" - "No, of course you don't f***ing have to. It's Jesus Christ's f***ing blood" scene in "In Bruges" because it's so much more shadowy and echoing than the real Basilica of the Holy Blood. Only a couple of minutes from the Sint-Anna Kerk and well worth a look while you're in that part of town.
  • Very cool church that is a replica of the original. We were there for the mid winter festival.
  • Totally worth the visit