Het Minnewater / Love Lake ., Brugge

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    The lake of love
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    by marc56
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    The Love Lake

    by chrishc Updated Jun 24, 2004

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    A couple of lovers pose at Minnewater. Tee hee

    This is a nice romantic area just south of the centre ideal for a peaceful stroll, it leads nicely down to the path that leads around the edge of the city by the river.

    Apparently the lake was formed when the river silted up.

    Related to:
    • Study Abroad
    • Romantic Travel and Honeymoons

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    Lake of Love?

    by Mahieu Written Jan 20, 2004

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    If you come from the train station, then the Minnewater and its lovely park are the entrance to the beautiful city of Bruges. From the bridge you can already enjoy a nice panoramic view over the town. Because of the idyllic surroundings it is mostly referred to as 'the lake of Love', the Dutch word 'Minne' meaning 'love'. But it has not been proven that this was the actual meaning of "Minne". There are lots of other legends.

    Next to the lake is the Minnewater park, where sometimes in the summertime concerts are organized.

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    Lake of love

    by speed4turtles Updated Aug 24, 2003
    Lake of love

    Het Minnewater, thans een romantische plek, deed vroeger dienst als handelskom en aanlegplaats voor de "barges" of trekschuiten die een regelmatige transportdienst verzekerden tussen Brugge en Gent. Naast de brug over het Minnewater ziet u de Poertoren , een voormalige munitieopslagplaats.


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    The lake of love

    by benidormone Written Nov 18, 2004

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    The lake of love

    This is the most romantic spot of Brugge. Its in the city center in the minnewater park, where you can have nice walks. In the 13th century it was used as a harbour dock.

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    The 'Lake of Love'

    by Fen Written Jul 26, 2003

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    Neemt u reischeques aan?

    I was told by a guide that its customary to throw a coin in the lake for good luck in love. With that I emptied my pockets and all my loose change was in the lake.

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    • National/State Park

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