Jerusalem Church, Bruges

The Jerusalem Church (Jeruzalemkerk) in Bruges is a unique chapel built in 1428 by a rich pilgrim recently returned from Jerusalem. Modeled on the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, it includes a round tower, a macabre altar featuring skulls and ladders, and a replica of Christ's tomb.


Quick Facts on Jerusalem Church

Site Information
Names:Jerusalem Church · Jeruzalemkerk
Dedication: Holy Sepulchre
Status: privately owned
Visitor and Contact Information
Coordinates:51.212378° N, 3.233725° E
Bruges, Belgium
Hours:Mon-Fri 10am-noon, 2-6pm
Sat 10am-noon, 2-5pm
Closed Sundays
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Note: This information was accurate when first published and we do our best to keep it updated, but details such as opening hours and prices can change without notice. To avoid disappointment, please check with the site directly before making a special trip.


  1. Personal visit (November 29, 2007).
  2. The Jerusalem Church -
  3. Jeruzalemkerk - Planetware

More Information

The Jeruzalemkerk in Bruges, with main altar and steps to upper level. © Holly Hayes
Interior view from above. © Holly Hayes
Tomb of Anselm Adornes, founder of the chapel. © Holly Hayes
Crypt area behind the main altar. © Holly Hayes
Replica of Christ's tomb, in a corner of the crypt. © Holly Hayes
Altar in the upper level. © Holly Hayes
Stained glass and monument on the right wall of the lower church. © Holly Hayes

Map of Jerusalem Church, Bruges

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