Minnewater Lake, Bruges

4.7
#1 of 59 in Nature in Belgium
Take in a view of the city from the bridge in Minnewater Lake. The lake and its park act as an entrance to the city and are home to many swans, a symbol of Bruges. The lake's name translates roughly to "lake of love," and its canals are cozy and romantic. The calm waters contain near-perfect reflections of the trees and buildings that surround the lake. Spend some quiet time in this picturesque park enjoying the beautiful scenery and the wild swans and other birds. Put Minnewater Lake into our Bruges route website and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Magical water surrounded by park. Magnificent retreat from the noise of the centre. Lovely pgotography opportunities.  more »
  • This is a very beautiful, not to be missed place. Take a long stroll along with water and free your mind.  more »
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  • Beautiful location, we enjoyed our walk nearby.
  • Let's fall in Love on the Lake of Love, the most romantic spot in Bruges. Working on the English translation of this 17th century inspired Love Poem about the Minnewater.
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