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Minnewater Lake

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Address: Minnewater Park, Bruges 8000, Belgium
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
Description: Looking for a scenic place to take a romantic daytime or evening stroll...
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.
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Lovely at sunset for a strole

Be sure to take a picnic or at least a bottle of wine. Great place to walk and just enjoy. Small Lake with a great view.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Be sure to take a picnic or at least a bottle of wine. Great place to walk and just enjoy. Small Lake with a great view.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Just starting the tour to Bruges we came across a picture perfect location, can't stop us in taking some quick pix and stayed there for a while. The quite and calm atmosphere , clean and tranquil lake added to the magical environment. Recharged us for the full day. Must visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Such a beautiful little spot in the town with swans, trees, canals with boats, a lovely 'ancient' spot to visit

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Beautiful lake around the outskirts of old town Bruges. I'd highly recommend walking the perimeter of old town Bruges. You won't be disappointed.

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Bielefeld, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

We visited on the day of a festival so a great atmosphere. I guess normally this would be a great place to have a picnic away from the busy city centre.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

The name certainly helps, but this is a pretty lake with a nice park nearby. Hundreds of years ago ships unloaded their cargoes here.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We went to Bruges on a P and O Ferry and this is where the coach dropped us off to spend the day having a wonder around.We wanted to get into the city to start exploring so didn't spend much time here, we just pretty much went straight past it. On the way back we had a bit of time... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

, Just walk around, enjoy this peacfull place Sit on a bench, enjoy the music of the trees. The view is fabulous.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Enjoyed finding this gem on our walk back to the Bruges train station. Saved the 12 Euro bus fare by walking and saw the beauty of God's creation surrounding the trail.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

So lovely to take pictures of the scenery. Pretty romantic, but it can be enjoyed with just your group of travel buddies!

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Address: Address: Minnewater Park, Bruges 8000, Belgium
Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  West Flanders Province  >  Bruges

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