The romantic charm of the Wijngaardplein is simply irresistible to passers-by, but take your time here - there is a lot to see! The Beguinage’s main gate is sure to grab your attention, but don’t miss the Sashuis. This picturesque building regulated water-flow in the city centre and it is because of this that the Lake of love exists. The current Sashuis was built in the 16th century to replace a 13th century lock complex. The Sashuis has not been used since the 1970’s, but you can still see the openings where the weirs used to be. You will also notice that the Wijngaardplein is the place where the horse carriage rides stop for a moment. The horses can be seen enjoying a short break from their work and a view of the swans of Bruges. This is the only place in Bruges where the swans are fed, which explains why there are so many in this spot.
Centrum-Station car park
Wijngaardplein , 8000 Brugge