Sacred Books | Secret Libraries - Engels Klooster (English Convent)

The domain of the English Convent on the Carmersstraat has been occupied by the Canonesses of Windesheim, virtually without interruption, for nearly four centuries. The convent is a well-preserved and fully walled-in complex with a unique domed church and a spacious nineteenth-century landscaped garden. In the English Convent lives a community of canonesses who have always devoted themselves to the education of young women (from the very beginning they have run a boarding school for English Catholic girls) as well as offering a warm reception to visitors. For a time the Flemish poet-priest Guido Gezelle (1830-1899) served as rector of the English Convent and taught in the boarding school. Thomas More (a relic of whom is preserved in the church) and Geert Grote (Modern Devotion) are very important figures in the spirituality of the sisters.

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Time information

from 01-07-2021 to 31-08-2021
Monday 10:00 - 11:00 h / (enkel op afspraak) 14:00 - 15:00 h / (enkel op afspraak) 15:00 - 16:00 h (enkel op afspraak)
Tuesday closed
Wednesday closed
Thursday closed
Friday closed
Saturday 10:00 - 11:00 h / (enkel op afspraak) 14:00 - 15:00 h / (enkel op afspraak) 15:00 - 16:00 h (enkel op afspraak)
Sunday closed
Guided tours on Mondays and Saturdays at 10.00 a.m., 2.00 p.m. and 3.00 p.m. Make sure you check the website of Sacred Books | Secret Libraries  before your visit for the most up-to-date information.

Price information


Adults € 18,00
seniors 65+ € 15,00
Youth up to 18 years € 15,00
Children up to 6 years € 0,00
Guided tour in one convent (English Convent or Carmelite Convent): € 18; 65+ and youngsters aged 7 to 18: €15; children under 7: free.
Points of sale Reservations can be made via www.visitbruges.be/ticketshop.


Carmersstraat 85 , Brugge


  • Establishment fully accessible Establishment fully accessible
  • Toilets accessible Toilets accessible
  • Garden Garden
  • Free toilets Free toilets

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