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  • Address: Bruges, Belgium

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Minnewater (Lake of Love)

With a name that translates into English as "Lake of Love," you might be tempted to dismiss Minnewater as a little clichéd. That would be a mistake, however, as this canalized lake is genuinely charming and can even create the feeling of traveling back in time to Bruges’ medieval heyday.

The lake is surrounded by trees and old brick houses and the adjacent Minnewater Park is often the site of live musical performances during the summer months. You will likely spot many swans on the lake, they are one of Bruges’ symbols, but be warned that they can be known to be quite territorial. The best views of the Minnewater can be had from the 18th-century bridge that crosses the lake.

Minnewater is certainly a romantic place to stroll around with someone special, but anyone can appreciate the peacefulness and scenery and it can make a relaxing break from the hustle and bustle of the nearby city center. The best time to visit is the early morning when it is at its most peaceful and a light mist still hangs over the lake.

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Bruges Highlights Private Tour with a Local, Bruges, null
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Bruges Highlights Private Tour with a Local

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 18 Reviews

Kick-start your time in Bruges with a highlights tour of the city with your local host Rebecca. This is one of the best ways to see what the city has to offer ...  Read more

Location: Bruges, Belgium
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $13.70
Ghent and Bruges Day Trip from Brussels, Brussels, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Ghent and Bruges Day Trip from Brussels

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Discover medieval history and Belgian mystery on this Ghent and Bruges day trip from Brussels. Explore the historic, UNESCO-listed cities of Ghent and Bruges ...  Read more

Location: Brussels, Belgium
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $52.53
Bruges Express City Tour from Brussels, Brussels, Day Trips
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Bruges Express City Tour from Brussels

4 star rating: Recommended 546 Reviews

Step back in time and discover one of the brightest jewels in Belgium’s crown on this 9-hour Bruges city tour from Brussels. Explore the ancient cobbled ...  Read more

Location: Brussels, Belgium
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $45.68
Day Trip to Bruges and Ghent from Brussels with Spanish Speaking Guide, Brussels, Day Trips
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Day Trip to Bruges and Ghent from Brussels with Spanish Speaking Guide

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 6 Reviews

Discover two of Belgium’s finest medieval cities and admire top attractions on this day trip to Bruges and Ghent from Brussels. Explore the UNESCO World ...  Read more

Location: Brussels, Belgium
Duration: 10 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $49.10
Private Tour: Ghent and Bruges Day Trip from Brussels, Brussels, Day Trips
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Private Tour: Ghent and Bruges Day Trip from Brussels

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 12 Reviews

Visit the historical cities of Ghent and Bruges in one day on this must-do private tour from Brussels! With an attentive private guide at your side, explore ...  Read more

Location: Brussels, Belgium
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $157.97

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