Jeruzalemkapel (Jerusalem Chapel)

The Jerusalem Chapel is the private chapel of the Adornes family, an Italian merchant family from Genoa. The chapel was consecrated in 1429 and was inspired by the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem. The architecture, layout and extraordinary relics provide an exceptional illustration of the great reverence of the Adornes family for Jerusalem. The tomb, the wonderful stained glass and the relic of the Holy Cross are unique. The private chapel is still used by the family for religious events, but now and again it is also used for classical concerts and lectures on heritage and art. The chapel can be accessed from the entrance in the Adornes Estate.

For the first time ever, after almost 600 years, the monumental tomb of Anselm Adornes and Margaretha van der Banck will be removed from the Jerusalem Chapel. The impressive tomb is in a poor state of repair and requires urgent restoration. Work to dismantle the monument begins in March 2021. In April, the tomb will be transferred to a climate-controlled chamber in Antwerp, where the first step will be to remove the remains of previous restoration. In a following step, new techniques will be applied to restore the entire tomb. In September 2022 (subject to confirmation), the tomb will be reinstalled and on show in the Jerusalem Chapel. 

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Time information

from 01-10-2021 to 31-03-2022
Monday 10:00 - 17:00 h
Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00 h
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00 h
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00 h
Friday 10:00 - 17:00 h
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00 h
Sunday closed
additional closing dates
  • 1 November 2021
  • 11 November 2021
  • 25 December 2021
  • 1 January 2022
  • 18 April 2022
  • 1 May 2022
  • 26 May 2022
  • 6 June 2022
  • 21 July 2022
  • 15 August 2022
  • 1 November 2022
  • 11 November 2022
  • 25 December 2022
Make sure you check the website or Facebook page of Adornesdomein before your visit for the most up-to-date information.

Price information


Adults € 8,00
seniors 65+ € 6,00
Youth up to 25 years € 4,00
Children up to 6 years € 0,00
Family discount: free entrance from the third child onwards. Bruges residents of all ages are entitled to a € 2 discount on a standard ticket.
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Peperstraat 3 , Brugge


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