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Minnewater Lake

Bruges 8000, Belgium
+32 50 37 26 09
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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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“beautiful park” (29 reviews)
“small lake” (15 reviews)
“romantic place” (35 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Bruges 8000, Belgium
+32 50 37 26 09
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Reviewed 17 August 2016

After walking around all over Bruges and seeing the sights, one gets thirsty...and the small 'castle' that sits on Minnewater Lake is a great place to rest, have something cold (or hot) to drink and a small snack. The lake is full of gulls, ducks...More

Thank fishblow
Reviewed 15 August 2016

We did not visit until this trip and im glad we did. Pretty lake with a path all the way round, quiet yet plenty of people about. Worth a trip we stayed about an hour but could walk further inside the park

Thank Flood08
Reviewed 15 August 2016

The lake is somewhat between the train station and the town, and close to where the tour bus parking lot. I will suggest to pass by the park and enjoy a short break in a hot vacation day, but not worth a special trip to...More

Thank Will T
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Beautiful is a little word to describe the minnewater. It's actually not too far from the train station and quite close to the bejinhof. You will have take some good pictures, and engage with some activities with lot of swans :)

Thank Raja N
Reviewed 15 August 2016

the 'Lake of Love' as the locals call it to tourists is smaller than I expected, but beautiful, very clean, willow trees, ducks, tranquility, benches with armrests curiously decorated to look like sea serpents! Nice sense of calm, in contrast with the busy streets and...More

Thank riverwandle
Reviewed 14 August 2016

Minnewater Lake was for me, the gem of Bruges. It bizarrely didnt get huge mention in guidebooks and I genuinely don't know why. It is a genuinely stunning little lake, surrounded by beautiful historical buildings and is perfect for a walk. I preferred early morning...More

Thank GEJP
Reviewed 13 August 2016

Stroll through the park and enjoy the reflections of the greenery and the architecture off the waters. Great place to sit and have lunch or just get some fresh air.

Thank bm93travel
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

My husband and I really enjoyed walking around this lake and taking pictures on "lovers' bridge". There is a tea house right on the water with a great view and plenty of seating for a break.

Thank A B
Reviewed 12 August 2016

It was going to be a sunny day, so we decided on walks and a canal trip. We left the hotel and walk around the lake and it was a very pleasant stroll, nice views and wildlife.Pleasant way to spend time in the sunshine.

Thank Ian W
Reviewed 11 August 2016

for a break from the busy ness or when you need to see some green grass or sit by still waters, this is work the walk to find.

Thank Paul A
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Duane R
30 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