2,000 people have signed up to swim in Brussels ponds on Friday 19 and Saturday 20.07

You will have the chance to swim in the pond of Pede, Anderlecht during this weekend.

The Pond will be open to swimming on Friday 19 and Saturday 20 July for the Expedition Swim activity.

The pond of the Pede is located in the municipality of Anderlecht – in the part outside the Ring 0 – Neerpede. Etang de la Pede is part of a series of water bodies located in the Neerpedebeek valley.

Nearly 2000 people have already registered to take part in the Expedition Swim. And you may register through this link.

About the pond

In the early 1960s, a major project planned the urbanization of the Neerpede Valley. Despite strong local opposition, the project was still carried out in part in conjunction with the construction of the ring road and the Erasmus hospital. In the 1980s, the land in question was bought by the public authorities in order to create sports areas, parks and a storm water basin. The Neerpede basin was developed in 1980 as a storm water basin for the floods of the Neerpedebeek. It has a capacity of 50,000m³.



Swimming: Neerpede pond, Drève Olympique, opposite Rue des Lapins, 1070 Anderlecht (on Google maps)

Sunbathing area: Between communal pond and Rue du Lievre (you will pass it coming from the tram 81)


  • Changing booths

  • Showers

  • Free tap water (no bar or kiosk, bring your own picnic or visit the two restaurants nearby)

  • Bicycle racks (not guarded)

  • Sunbathing area

No lockers, you are responsible for your belongings!

Note: Swimming is only allowed in the delimited swimming zone and during EXPEDITION SWIM