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Begijnhof and Minnewater
City: Bruges State: N/A Country: Belgium
A visit to Bruges is not complete without having seen the idyllic Beguine Convent and the romantic Minnewater. In the Beguine convent, there are no longer any Beguines, but Benedictines in 15th century costume still maintain the historic atmosphere. The legendary swans swim on the Minnewater. The people of Brugge look after these noble creatures in fulfilment of the punishment imposed on them by the Maximilian of Austria, after they had beheaded his councillor Pieter Lanchals.
Climate | When to Visit
Visit during: April to October
Directions | How to Reach
By Air:-A large number of carriers offer direct flights to Brussels. Belgium's main airport has its' own railway station Bruges can easily be reached through the airports of Brussels, Charleroi (Brussels South) and Lille. , so getting to Bruges by train is by far the easiest way.By Rail:-Traveling to Brugge on Belgium's excellent rail system is a natural choice. Trains to and from Brussels leave every 30 minutes during the day, and if you are traveling on the Eurostar that same day, there is no cost.By Bus:-be aware buses and camping vehicles are not allowed intra muros. There is a perfect parking place for them on the south side of the city with a newly designed gangway bringing you directly into the heart of the town. It is in general a bad idea to venture inside with a car, as parking is limited and finding your way difficult.