Looking for a swimming pool?

The past days have been extremely warm, there’s no way to deny that. The World Cup is over and the Tour de France is also coming to an end, so what’s the point of staying home hoping that the evening will cool down?

It is perhaps worth considering the idea of going to a swimming pool, and if so, which one should you choose? Brussels Express gives you some suggestions on which swimming pools you could give a try in Brussels.

The sportive pool: Sportcity Woluwe

If you want to get fit in the middle or toward the end of summer, swimming laps and laps is definitely a good idea. If training to become the next World champion is what you want, you should definitely check out Sportcity Woluwe. This pool is 50 meter long and has eight lanes, which should give you enough space to burn all the calories you want. Sportcity Woluwe also has a smaller, shallow pool with slides for children. There’s also a solarium. It is open everyday from 8.00 am to 7.00 pm (8.00 pm on Friday).

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The fun pool: Oceade

You could also be longing to have extreme fun with family and friends. If this is what you need, I suggest you check out Oceade, the aquatic park in Brussels. The park has many slides as well as a wave pool. If you wish to have some rest while your children or friends are taking turns at the slide competitions, you can enjoy the sauna, the hammam and the Jacuzzi. There’s also a restaurant bar, which means you can extend your stay at Oceade, should you want to. It is open everyday from 10.00 am to 9.00 pm.

The open-air pool: Huizigen

There is no open-air pool in Brussels so it could be worth while leaving the capital to enjoy both sun and fresh water. At about 10 km south of Brussels, Huizigen might be a very good solution for families. It is located in the heart of a provincial domain and it offers all you need to have a relaxing afternoon: grass, four pools, slides and a playground for children. There is also a pond, a mini-golf, and an animal park. It is a bit more expensive if you don’t live in Huizigen but there’s no guilt for feeling on holiday for one day.