During this kind of heat, getting in the water is a real pleasure. So before you put on your bathing suit and cap, immerse yourself in this article to discover the Belgian capital’s many swimming pools.
The oldest swimming institution is the Baths of Brussels in the Marolles. It is open from Monday to Thursday from 7:30 am to 7:30 pm, on Friday from 7:30 am to 8 pm, and on Saturday from 7:30 am to 5 pm.
In the centre of the Region, there is also the Swordfish swimming pool in Etterbeek which opens from Monday to Friday at 7am for subscribers and 8am for others. It closes at 7:30 pm except on Friday, when it closes at 8 pm. Swordfish also has slides and games for children.
In Ixelles, near Flagey, there is a swimming pool which is open on Mondays from 8am to 9pm and from Tuesday to Sunday from 8am to 6pm.
In Saint-Gilles, the magnificent Victor Boin welcomes swimmers on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8am to 7pm, on Wednesday from 2pm to 7pm, on Saturday from 9am to 12pm and from 1pm to 6pm, and on Sunday from 8.30am to 2pm.
To the north
Laeken also has a swimming pool. With its games for children, it is open on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays from 7:30 am to 7:30 pm, Wednesdays from 7:30 am to 8 pm, Thursdays from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm, and Saturdays from 7:30 am to 7 pm. It is closed on Sundays.
The swimming pool in Neder-over-Heembeek is open on Mondays from 7:30 am to 9 pm, from Tuesday to Saturday from 7:30 am to 7:30 pm, and on Sundays from 7:30 am to 7 pm.
Still in the north, we find the Triton d’Evere swimming pool. Swimmers can go there from 8am and until 7pm most days except Thursday, when it stays open until 9pm. On weekends, it closes at 6:00 pm. This swimming pool also has a lawn where you can laze about in the sun.
To the south
For the inhabitants of the south, they have the choice between two establishments. Calypso in Watermael-Boitsfort is normally open from 7am to 7pm on weekdays and until 5:50pm on weekends, but during July and August, it is open every day from 8am to 8pm. It also has a playground for children and a solarium. The second is the Longchamps d’Uccle swimming pool which is open from 7:30 am to 7 pm on weekdays (except on Wednesdays and Fridays when it remains open until 9 pm). On Saturdays, it is open between 7:30 am and 8 pm and on Sundays from 7:30 am to 2 pm.
To the east
In the east, in Woluwe-St-Lambert, Poseidon is the established swimming institution. It is open from Monday to Friday from 7:30 am to 7:30 pm and on weekends from 7:30 am to 7 pm. It has several pools, one of which is for children, and a solarium. In Woluwe-Saint-Pierre, there is the Sportcity swimming complex. Slides, a 50m pool, paddling pool and solarium are accessible from 8am to 6.30pm from Monday to Thursday and until 7.50pm on Friday. On weekends, it is open from 8am to 6.55pm.
To the west
Finally, to the west, the brand new Louis Namèche de Molenbeek swimming pool is open from Monday to Friday from 8am to 6.30pm and on weekends from 8am to 8pm.
The one at Ceria in Anderlecht is open from Monday to Friday from 8am to 6pm, on Saturday from 9am to 5pm. It is closed on Sundays.
Recently reopened, the Nereus swimming pool in Ganshoren has special schedules that you can consult here.
For more information, go to the site of the swimming pools of Brussels.