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Onze-Lieve-Vrouw ter Potterie

Potterierei 79, Bruges 8000, Belgium
+32 50 44 87 11
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Beautiful museum, away from city center

Potterie was a lovely little museum, a short bike or longish walk away from the city center in a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jenn S
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Great church and museum

Although a bit of a walk from the centre its worth stopping here for a look around on the way to... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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The current museum is housed in the old infirmary and displays the eclectic collection accumulated by nuns down the centuries. The oldest pieces date back to the 14th century. Many miracles have been attributed to the white limestone statue of Our Lady of the Potterie in the baroque church. These are detailed in stained-glass windows, wall tapestries, and a miracle book. The 13th century statue is one of Bruges' oldest preserved statues.
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Potterierei 79, Bruges 8000, Belgium
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Potterie was a lovely little museum, a short bike or longish walk away from the city center in a quieter part of the city that invites you to linger and walk along the canals. The museum has a small art collection relating to its history...More

Thank Jenn S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although a bit of a walk from the centre its worth stopping here for a look around on the way to the windmills and city gates. A beautiful medieval church interior and museum that was well worth a 30 min-45 min look around

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Reviewed 14 May 2018

Take a very pleasant walk along the canals and about a mile from the hubbub of central Bruge you will find this excellent little museum. A number of fascinating exhibits and a very attractive church. At €6 to get in it’s good value and it’s...More

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Reviewed 22 March 2018

We found this almost by accident when following a walk from our guide book. Fascinating history and good small collection of art, silver and religious artifices. The shrine in the main church was lovely and beautiful and detailed tapestries and stained glass tell of the...More

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Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

Church and museum that has artifacts collected by nuns dating back to the 14th century. The church itself still functions as a church and is quiet and attraction.

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Reviewed 25 February 2018

This is a working church, smelling of this morning's incense. I definitely believe that churches are great, as long as you don't actually believe anything said in them. Anyway, it's a fascinating place, some lovely and some quite bizarre things to see. There is a...More

Thank emrystravel
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Reviewed 23 December 2017

This is a little further from the centre of Bruge but worth the walk, particularly as the walk is alongside the beautiful canals. The church is beautiful to see, and the museum collection isn't huge but is very interesting, and very helpful information is provided...More

Thank JenniferDrummond
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Reviewed 17 December 2017

This is one of 12 places you can visit by purchasing the Museum Pass for EUR 20 (or EUR 17 if you get a discount through your hotel). This pass is valid for 3 days and is definitely worth it if you have the time...More

Thank David S
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Reviewed 21 August 2017

Located somewhat north of the main tourist attraction is the museum and church of the Potterie, a still working convent, I was told when entering. The museum displays some of the items that belonged to the convent. There are few really world class objects on...More

Thank Katrien S
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Reviewed 9 August 2017

takes your breath away. Most churches are gorgeous but this is a must go and see! Organ recital was on and it was ethereal

Thank Gill F
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