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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 2 weeks ago

I loved it here. This was the first place we visited as we got off the train and it didn't disappoint. Get away from the crowded centre and enjoy, the leafy trees, canals and charming buildings.

Thank DavidWray96
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful lake in the downtown area. There are lots of benches...so take the time to relax and just enjoy the beauty.

Thank RML1672
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When you have old buildings all around a small lake, complimented with old trees and bridges. This combination provides a beautiful scenery. You can walk around this whole lake, everywhere you look, the views are so peaceful. This place is just amazingly good; the longer...More

Thank Jim P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

typical inner lake with swams and so on. There is places in order to have a cup o tea o lunch o just be there.

Thank Mario880
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful peaceful area. Not far from the centre area but well worth the walk. The old buildings reflected on the water create perfect photos.

Thank 18T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped at Minnewater Lake on our bike tour around Bruges. It was a great stop. It is a very peaceful and relaxing place to just sit back and enjoy the scenery.

Thank Steph D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Picture postcard lake with bar on lovely walks great to get away from manic centre of Brugge 😉some decent restaurants close by on canals a great part of Brugge.

Thank Mark D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a beautiful, peaceful walk around the lake !! Leads into the center of town which is nice ! Nice romantic walk too !

Thank Mrsloco
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

if you stroll along the Minnewater Lake - which you can hardly miss after getting out of the Bruges Train Station - you can find peace and quiet, sit down for a picnic, ride your bike, ...definitely worth some time to explore

Thank Gothgirlie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's a bit crowded and touristy, but nice. The swan feathers are everywhere, which make it look not as wonderful as other lakes and canals in the city.

Thank Shantel S
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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