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Minnewater Lake

Minnewater Park, 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.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lovely lake” (19 reviews)
“small lake” (14 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Minnewater Park, Bruges 8000, Belgium
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Reviewed 28 May 2016

A very romantic view, the most restful and peacefull vieuw of Bruges. It is situated in a green zone with lots of old trees and a very old castle along the lac.

Thank Rik V
Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

Wandered through the park after visiting lake of love and then sat at the cafe and had a beer while people watching across the lake. Very relaxing .

Thank Colin M
Reviewed 27 May 2016

A beautiful and romantic spot wher the swans and other aquatic birds greet visitors entering the city from the south. It is one of the enduring beauties of a medieval world still remaining.

Thank Rod P
Reviewed 27 May 2016

This is one of the reasons why Ralph Fienne's character from the movie In Bruges calls Bruges "a fairytale [bleeping] town." The lake is a wonderfully picturesque location (relatively) far from the madding crowds of the town proper. An excellent stop for a picture or...More

Thank John R
Reviewed 26 May 2016

This is a great location for strolling and enjoying the canals and green grass, it is also a great place to start your run around the city if this is something you like doing.

Thank richard m
Reviewed 25 May 2016 via mobile

Admittedly the weather wasn't great when we visited (May 21st-23rd) but the rain didn't stop us exploring this charming city. Minnewater Lake is a quiet retreat from the hustle and bustle of the centre and provides lovely scenic views of the surrounding areas. Don't miss...More

Thank Loxie14
Reviewed 23 May 2016

I would say this is a must-visit for Bruges and it is also something which i believe will be the picture of Bruges you shall take with you back in your minds when you leave. The setting (esp. if you too visit in the summers)...More

Thank indiexplorer16
Reviewed 22 May 2016

This is one of the most beautiful lakes that I have ever seen. Its so tranquil and you spend whole day just looking at the lake and relaxing in the near by bench, Please dont rush into this. Take your time and enjoy the beauty...More

Thank Sandeep J
Reviewed 20 May 2016

Bruges is mostly a romantic medieval town, but a walk with your loved one around the lake is giving you thrill. Take your time and enjoy the evening lights

Thank Meltem K
Reviewed 20 May 2016

This is a beautiful and peaceful part of Bruges. I missed it on my first trip but happened upon it on this trip when I walked to the train station. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank KYtraveler79
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Duane R
I'm going to bruges for a day and I'd like to know what's best to do in such short time? We'll be staying in a hotel very near to bruges station so how far are the walks and also how do we get to this lake? We will be doing the boat tour hopefully but we would also like to visit this lake. Thank you
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.
does anyone know if this lake can be fished on?
23 March 2017|
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Response from Laura P | Reviewed this property |
No it's an UNESCO heritage site