Jerusalem Church (Jeruzalemkerk) Tours
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By the 15th century, Bruges was a wealthy town; thanks to patronage by the Dukes of Burgundy and its membership of the Hanseatic League, marketeers from all over Europe had a base there and traded with the rest of northern Europe through a busy river port at what is now the inland lake of Minnewater. One such rich entrepreneur was the merchant Anselm Adornes, who set off on pilgrimage to the Holy Land in 1407. On his return to Bruges, he built a church as a quasi-copy of Jerusalem’s Church of the Holy Sepulchre in the center of his home city. It was consecrated in 1429 and stands amid the mansion and almshouses that still belong to the 17th generation of the Adornes family, who are now the counts of Limburg Stirum. The church itself is of soft red brick and has a distinctive, semi-circular tower with lacy detailing on its arcading and is topped by an onion-dome bearing a silver cross. Its interior is vaulted, with a sinister altar decorated with skulls, the black-marble coffin of Anselm Adornes and a replica of Christ’s tomb tucked away in the crypt behind the altar. Mass is held in the chapel every Saturday morning at 9am. A small museum in the almshouses relates the story of Anselm Adornes and his aristocratic descendants.
Peperstraat 1. Open Mon–Sat 10am–5pm. Admission is adults €7; seniors €5; aged between 7–26 €3.50; under 7 free; also free with the Bruges City Card. The Jerusalem Church is best reached on foot as much of central Bruges is pedestrianized; it is 10 minutes from the Markt.
Address: Peperstraat 1, Bruges, Belgium
Hours: Mon–Sat 10am–5pm
Admission: Adults €7; seniors €5; ages 7–26 €3.50; under 7 free
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Not only one of the most beautiful cities in the world, Bruges also boasts many layers of fascinating history. Unpeel those layers with this private walking tour. In the company of just your party and a guide, learn all about the people and events that shaped the city, from the Druids, to the Romans, Vikings, Knights Templars, and Burgundians.
Price varies by group size
Price varies by group size
Join our combo tour for a fun night out to discover the timeless beauty of Bruges, drink delicious beer and make new friends! First we take you on a tour of the lesser known parts of Bruges, the side tourists never get to see. We'll tell you old tales, legends and ghost stories that are as old as the city itself, and we'll make the fascinating history of Bruges come to life! The tour ends at the Bauhaus bar with a complementary beer. Next we’ll offer you a tasting of six of the best Belgian beers, including what is widely considered to be one of the best beers in the world, while the guide offers you an insight into our famed beer culture. The beer tasting takes approx. 2h and entirely takes place at the Bauhaus. Explore the dark side of Bruges along with Belgian beer culture in this 2-in-1 tour!
Taking safety measures
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
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Jerusalem Church (Jeruzalemkerk) hours of operation: Mon–Sat 10am–5pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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