Minnewater Lake, Bruges

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#1 of 23 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. To visit Minnewater Lake on your trip to Bruges, use our Bruges trip builder.
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  • August 17, 2017
    Ideal for walking, there are ducks and geese, grass freshly cut, canals and ancient bridges, and all this without cars or traffic that spoils it.
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  • August 17, 2017
    Here you can find romantic and fun hiking. Do not count for too much time, because you have seen it quickly.
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  • August 17, 2017
    A nice change in the city center, nice place to stop and take photos. Reasonably quiet place ... hidden gem?
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Bruges' tiny city center is the place to be when staying in the medieval town. Don't stray too far from the World Heritage Site when looking for accommodations, and make sure to book in advance, as the historical city center attracts visitors in droves. As a hugely popular tourist destination, Bruges has no shortage of accommodations in varying price ranges. You'll find everything from backpacker hostels to upscale hotels here.
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