1. Minnewaterpark: Bruges, Belgium
When it comes to finding the best parks in Europe, scale isn’t really a factor. The Minnewaterpark, sometimes known as the ‘Lake of Love Park’, is a petite yet gorgeously maintained slice of nature based right in the heart of the city, which you can access via an ornamental red bridge. We’d recommend enjoying a fresh pastry on one of the benches that gaze out across the Minnewater, the lake from which this park gets its namesake, as a perfect way to start the day.