Lover’s Lake, Bruges

Lover’s Lake, BrugesThis lake is also known as Minnewater and you’ll find it on the southern edge of Bruges within the park of the same name. The lake itself and the buildings and park surrounding it are so picturesque, that you can see where the name has come from – it’s a great place to be with someone you love!

The lake is actually a reservoir and is joined to the famous canal system of Bruges so you will see boats on it from time to time including tour boats. You can also spend time crossing the bridges and walking around the park. It’s a great place to see the wildlife of Bruges, in particular the swans which are the city’s emblem.

We’d also recommend spending some time around the old city defences of Bruges in this area, including the tall Watchtower. In fact, are lots of attractive buildings and monuments in the Minnewaterpark area. The park here is also home to a number of festivals throughout the year, most notably the Cactus music festival (usually in July) when concerts take place on the grassy park area.

Lover’s Lake and Minnewater Park are at the southern tip of Bruges city near to the old city defences. To get there from the Markt, take Wollestraat down to the canal and then follow the canal all the way to the lake.  The final road is called Minnewater.

Location & Map

Address: Lover’s Lake, Minnewater Park, Bruges 8000, Belgium


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