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Swimming pools

Brussels has plenty of pools to satisfy all sorts of needs, whether you're looking for a chlorine-free pool for your baby, adrenalin-pumping slides for your older kids, or an introduction to scuba diving for your teenager.

Here are some of the pools, by commune, including:

 

 


'Full' list 

Almost certainly not exhaustive, this list tries to feature the main pools that might be of interest to families with young and not-so-young children

Commune

Details 

1000 Brussels

Les Bains de Bruxelles / Bains du Centre

Rue du Chevreuil 28
1000 Brussels

http://www.brussels.be/artdet.cfm?id=4620&

Worth knowing:
- 'learn to swim' pool on the first floor of the building

1020 Laeken

Piscine de Laeken

Champ de l'Eglise 73-89
1020 Bruxelles

http://www.piscinesbruxelles.be/2012/07/la-piscine-de-laeken.html

Worth knowing:
- 'learn to swim' pool, slide, wave machine

 

Océade - water park

Kampioenschapslaan 3
1020 Brussels

http://oceade.be/en/home (English/French/Dutch)

1030 Schaerbeek 

Piscine du Neptunium

Rue de Jérusalem 56-58
1030 Schaerbeek

http://www.piscinesbruxelles.be/2010/09/la-piscine-de-schaerbeek-le-neptunium.html

Worth knowing:
- no kids' area, but 'learn to swim' pool, slide 

1040 Etterbeek

Espadon Chlorine-free pool

Rue des Champs 69/71 Veldstraat
1040 Etterbeek

http://www.piscinesbruxelles.be/2010/09/la-piscine-detterbeek-lespadon.html

Worth knowing:
- kids' area/paddling pool, slide
- uses sand and charcoal filters and UV disinfection


La Baignoire
 - Private chlorine-free pool, offers classes for babies/children/adults, aquagym, aqua physiotherapy

75 rue Baron Lambert
1040 Etterbeek

http://www.labaignoire.be/La_Baignoire/Accueil.html

Worth knowing:
- uses salt electrolysis

1080 Molenbeek

Piscine de Louis Namèche ** CLOSED FOR RENOVATION until end-2015**

Rue Van Kalck 93
1080 Bruxelles

http://www.piscinesbruxelles.be/2010/09/la-piscine-de-molenbeek-saint-jean.html

Worth knowing:
- no kids' area or 'learn to swim' pool, but has a slide

1083 Ganshoren

Nereus 

Place reine Fabiola, 10
1083 Ganshoren

http://www.piscinesbruxelles.be/2012/11/la-piscine-nereus-ganshoren.html

Worth knowing:
- no kids area or slide, but has a 'learn to swim' pool

1120 Neder Over Heembeek

Piscine de Neder-Over-Hembeek 

Rue de Lombartzyde 120
1120 Bruxelles

http://www.piscinesbruxelles.be/2012/07/la-piscine-de-neder-over-hembeek.html

Worth knowing:
- no kids' area or paddling pool, but has a 'learn to swim' pool

1140 Evere

Le TritonChlorine-free pool

Avenue des Anciens Combattants 260
1140 Evere

http://www.piscinesbruxelles.be/2012/11/le-triton-piscine-devere.html

Worth knowing:
- uses UV disinfection

1170 Watermael Boisfort

Calypso 

Parc Sportif des 3 Tilleuls
Av. Léopold Wiener,60
1170 Bruxelles

http://www.piscinesbruxelles.be/2010/09/la-piscine-de-watermael-boitsfort.html

Worth knowing:
- kids' area for <8s

1180 Uccle

Piscine de Longchamps

Square De Fré 1
1180 Uccle

http://www.piscinesbruxelles.be/2010/09/la-piscine-duccle-piscine-de-longchamps.html

Worth knowing:
- also has 'learn to swim' pool 

 

Nemo 33 - 33m deep diving pool

Rue de Stalle 333
1180 Uccle 

http://www.nemo33.com/en

1190 Forest

Darwin Aqua Club - PRIVATE POOL, offers classes for babies/children/adults, aquagym, birthday parties

15 Rue Darwin
1190 Bruxelles

http://www.darwinaquaclub.be/

1200 Woluwe-Saint-Lambert

Poséidon

Avenue des Vaillants 2
1200 Bruxelles

http://www.piscinesbruxelles.be/2010/09/la-piscine-de-woluwe-saint-lambert-le.html

Worth knowing:
- paddling pool 

1300 Wavre

Aqualibi - water park

Boulevard de l'Europe 100
1300 Wavre

https://www.walibi.com/aqualibi/be-fr (French/Dutch)

1348 Louvain-la-Neuve

Piscine de Blocry - Chlorine-free pool

Rue du Castinia
1348 Louvain-la-Neuve

http://www.olln.be/en/sports-culture-loisirs/centres-sportifs-piscines/piscine-blocry.html (French)

1700 Dilbeek

Zwembad Dilkom

Beeldhouwkunstlaan 
1700 Dilbeek

http://dilkom.semaforce.eu/index.php?id=3 

Worth knowing:
- kids' area, paddling pool 

3090 Overijse

Begijntjesbad te Overijse

9 Begijnhof
3090 Overijse

http://www.begijntjesbad.be/nieuws.php (Dutch)

Worth knowing:
- kids' paddling pool with small slide, fast 'rapids'/slide for strong swimmers 

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Chlorine-free pools

More and more parents are looking for alternatives to chlorine treated pools, and Brussels and the surrounding areas have a few on offer. Note that some of the pools below are private pools, so you can only access for organised activities - see the websites for details.

Commune

Details 

1040 Etterbeek

Espadon

Rue des Champs 69/71 Veldstraat
1040 Etterbeek

http://www.piscinesbruxelles.be/2010/09/la-piscine-detterbeek-lespadon.html

Uses sand and charcoal filters and UV disinfection.


La Baignoire
- PRIVATE POOL, offers classes for babies/children/adults, aquagym, aqua physiotherapy

75 rue Baron Lambert
1040 Etterbeek

http://www.labaignoire.be/La_Baignoire/Accueil.html

Uses salt electrolysis.

1050 Ixelles                     

New Archimède - PRIVATE POOL, offers classes for babies/children/adults, birthday parties, aquagym, stages

Avenue d'Italie 5
1050 Ixelles

http://newarchimede.be/ (French)

Uses salt electrolysis.

1140 Evere

Le Triton

Avenue des Anciens Combattants 260
1140 Evere

http://www.piscinesbruxelles.be/2012/11/le-triton-piscine-devere.html

Uses UV disinfection. 

1348 Louvain-la-Neuve

Piscine de Blocry

Rue du Castinia
1348 Louvain-la-Neuve

http://www.olln.be/en/sports-culture-loisirs/centres-sportifs-piscines/piscine-blocry.html (French)

Uses copper/silver electrolysis.

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Water parks

Commune

Details 

1020 Laeken Océade 

Kampioenschapslaan 3
1020 Brussels

http://oceade.be/en/home (English/French/Dutch)

1300 Wavre

Aqualibi 

Boulevard de l'Europe 100
1300 Wavre

https://www.walibi.com/aqualibi/be-fr (French/Dutch)

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Outdoor pools

Opening periods differ, so check at individual pools for exact dates and opening times.

Commune

Details 

1340 Ottignies        

Domaine du Bois des Rêves

Allée du Bois des Rêves 1
1340 Ottignies 

http://boisdesreves.be/en/playground-and-pool/ (English/French/Dutch)

1410 Waterloo

Nausicaa

Rue Théophile Delbar 33
1410 Waterloo

http://www.waterloo-sports.be/page/13/Piscine-de-waterloo (French)

1654 Huizingen

Provincial Domain Huizingen

Henry Torleylaan 100
1654 Huizingen

http://www.toerismebeersel.be/product/1237/provincial-domain-huizingen (English)

1850 Grimbergen

Lammekes open-air pool

Veldkantstraat 98
1850 Grimbergen

http://www.grimbergen.be/Sportinfrastructuur-Zwembaden_4.html (Dutch)

3010 Kessel Lo

Kessel-Lo Domain

Stadionlaan 4
3010 Kessel-Lo

http://www.toerismevlaamsbrabant.be/bezoeken/bezienswaardigheden/provinciedomein-kessel-lo/index.jsp

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Pools offering baby swimming

There are various pools across Brussels that offer baby swimming lessons ('bébés nageurs'). Babies can usually start from around 3-4 months and classes are usually given in water heated to around 32°. 

Commune

Details 

1040 Etterbeek

La Baignoire - PRIVATE POOL, offers classes for babies/children/adults, aquagym, aqua physiotherapy

75 rue