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Minnewater Lake

Bruges 8000, Belgium
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Looking for a scenic place to take a romantic daytime or evening stroll? Minnewater Lake offers urban nature lovers a perfect setting regardless of the season or time of year.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lovely lake” (20 reviews)
“small lake” (15 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Bruges 8000, Belgium
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This lake is the most beautiful part of Bruges. The tour that we went on said that there was a legend behind the lake: a man loved a woman named Minne, but while the man was away the womans father betrothed her to a different...More

Thank lepe226
Reviewed 1 week ago

Starting from the station and crossing over the road to Begijnenvest (road) there is a pathway that follows the river to Minnewater. By turning left to follow the river, there is a lovely stroll into the centre, Stop off at the church and museum to...More

Thank Peter S
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is a pretty nice retreat from the city center, and wasn't that busy even when the rest of the city seemed to be crawling with people. Lots of good 'desktop background'-worthy photo ops, fine place for a little picnic, check out the Lake,...More

Thank Aaron H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The minnewater is the most famous and wellknown place in Bruges. There's a lot of picturable trees, colors, a bridge over trouble water.

Thank Celal K
Reviewed 1 week ago

We just happened upon this as we were walking home from dinner, and it's one of our favorite memories from our time in Europe. The beauty of the lights reflected in the water, the swans - so many of them! - out for a night-time...More

Thank travelmakesUrich
Reviewed 1 week ago

I spent a couple of hours siting by the lake side, staring at the pretty views, clicking pictures and just being in touch with nature. Lot of swans around add another charm to the place. It's a lovely corner of Brugges, very vibrant yet peaceful.

Thank Akanksha D
Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovely popular park. Dog and family friendly. We parked our motorhomes at the aire which backs onto the park, so we walked through there at various times of the day going into the centre and never saw any gangs or litter.

Thank Andy H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our evening stroll was lovely. The sun shone on the buildings making it look magical and something out of Disney. The waters were clear and serene, you could see the reflection on the water. Yet, there were ducks and swans swimming about.

Thank Christa C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You'll probably pass this area on a walking tour or boat tour around town. While still near the town center, it's quiet and peaceful--a great place to spend some quiet down time. (And despite the name, it's more a widening of the river than a...More

Thank David F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We say that " Minnewater Lake " is a Top place to visit in Bruges, because you really find many thinks on a small area to visit. First you see that very old house, Beginage, many water with white Swans and small boats with tourists,...More

Thank Zutterman
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Duane R
31 March 2017|
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Response from donaldagius | Reviewed this property |
the park is not too far from the station. its walking distance. maybe 20 minute walk.
23 March 2017|
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Response from Laura P | Reviewed this property |
No it's an UNESCO heritage site