Imagine taking an evening stroll on cobblestoned streets of a medieval town. And as you walk you find yourself in quiet quays with scenic views that will make you wish you are walking hand in hand with your special someone. Such is the effect of the postcard-perfect city of Bruges that looks and feels like it has always been a part of a never-ending fairy tale. While stunning all year round, Bruges winter lends a special quality to the inherent beauty of the place with Christmas markets and lights further adding to the glorious scenery. But whatever the season, romance is always in the air when in Bruges. And here are just some of the best spots and the things to do for a romantic getaway in the city.
Minnewaterpark: Walking Across the Lovers’ Bridge Over the Lake of Love
Take a walk to Minnewaterpark and make sure to cross the bridge that spans a lake called Minnewater, which is also famously known as the Lake of Love with a fascinating star-crossed lovers’ story tied to it. Despite the sad tale of ill-fated love, the Minnewater Bridge or Lover’s Bridge is one of the city’s most romantic spots not just for the picturesque views it offers. It is said that lovers who walk across the bridge and kiss there will have eternal love for each other.
Sitting By the Fire with Some Belgian Chocolates and Beer
Bruges boasts of a lot of things including two of Belgium’s world-renowned and finest offerings — chocolates and beer. Spending a quiet time sitting by the fire with your partner is one of the most romantic things couples do. And there is nothing like doing it during a winter getaway in Bruges with some of the city’s finest chocolates and beers at hand.