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“I'd rather see the swans on the canal” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Minnewater Lake

Minnewater Lake
Minnewater Park, Bruges 8000, Belgium
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Ranked #6 of 56 Attractions in Bruges
Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Victoria, Canada
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“I'd rather see the swans on the canal”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

Minnewater is pretty and quiet. The buildings in the area are beautiful and quite unlike those in the rest of town. The advantage here is the shade and slightly smaller, more local crowds. Don't bother making a special trip for the swans: they are penned and smelly. Look for these beautiful creatures out on the canals early in the morning.

Visited August 2013
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“Lovely and a must see”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

More central than you might think and a thoroughly lovely and scenic walk. Swans, lakes and pretty shrubbery. You will not be disappointed.

Visited July 2013
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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“Lovely”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

A charming little park. Very calm and peaceful - at least it was when we went in the early evening! It takes you back to restaurants and cafes where you can enjoy the sight of the swans gliding under bridges.

Visited August 2013
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Red Deer, Alberta, Canada
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“Picturesque”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

This was a lovely place to walk around, it's free and you don't feel you're in the hustle and bustle of town.

Visited May 2013
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“Minnewater”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

A short walk from the train station, this lake offers a nice view from the bridge by the tower. If it is a sunny and still day you can take some lovely photos of the buildings and trees reflected in the water. From the lake it is another short and picturesque walk into the historic centre. This is a nice way to start your sightseeing in Bruges if arriving by train.

Visited April 2013
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