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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” (20 reviews)
“small lake” (14 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Minnewater Park, Bruges 8000, Belgium
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Reviewed yesterday

Very nice place for a short walk, the bridges make for a great photo opportunity and swans aren't something you get to see every day. Definitely recommended to pass through here if you arrive at the central station and walk to the city center.

Thank Shiri L
Reviewed 3 days ago

The best way to see most old world cities is walking, and Brugge has some excellent features, including this waterway heading towards the train station.

Thank codym481
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We wanted a more rural stroll and we were painted to the minnewater. The love Lake and abundance of more great buildings make it pleasant, but to say it's fairytale is a stretch.

Thank garybasing
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Apparently the local legend had it that a beautiful girl who lost her husband to the Crusade cried her heart out and filled the lake with her tears. But it's a lovely place to walk during the summer with the ducks, geese and greenery all...More

Thank Dangoh
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Just beautiful. A stunning place to walk around, with outstanding scenery and an incredibly romantic feel to it.

Thank LouiseandDaniel
Reviewed 6 days ago

Depending on the time of the year to what you see, this is a chance to walk around a lake and take in nature.

Thank Paul A
Reviewed 6 days ago

This lake is on the south edge of town and is a very nice lake to walk along. The flowers and wildlife were great. It was not crowded and was very peaceful.

Thank Lynn F
Reviewed 6 days ago

Picturesque location. Pleasant place with excellent view for photos/selfies. Must visit once. You can walk around the place.

Thank Ayan R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Generally it's the 'march' of the geese, often in single file or in a v formation. This time it was two moorhens building their nest out on the lake over a bush just above water level. Clever birds! It is so peaceful most of the...More

Thank Tony36
Reviewed 1 week ago

We rented bikes to ride around the city, and the park was probably the nicest place we rode through. Highly recommend renting a bike for a ride- flat and easy.

Thank idratherdrive
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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