Coronavirus measures

The City of Brussels has taken several decisions in order to best respect the measures of the federal government in the fight against the coronavirus (Covid-19). More info: coronavirus measures by the City of Brussels. Please note: at the Administrative Centre & liaison offices, all citizens are asked to come alone, maximum 15 minutes before the appointment time, wear a face mask (obligatory) and disinfect their hands.

 

Swimming pools

The City of Brussels has 3 public swimming pools: the swimming pool of the Centre, the swimming pool of Laeken and the swimming pool of Neder-Over-Heembeek.

Change in the booking system

In order to follow the latest protocols related to the sports sector, here are the changes for the reservation and use of the swimming pools:

  • Since 26 August 2021, booking is no longer required. You thus have free access to the swimming pools during the opening hours.
  • Keeping distance and wearing a mouth mask continue to apply.
  • The sauna and hammam of the swimming pool of Neder-Over-Heembeek are open.
  • Opening hours (PDF, 264.59 KB). Leaflets are available at the reception of the sports facilities.
  • Schools and clubs will resume their activities from 6 September 2021.

Clubs, courses and schools

The swimming pools are accessible to schools, clubs and courses according to the sanitary measures included in the swimming pool protocol (PDF, 243.99 KB) in force.

Social showers at the Baths of the Centre

The social showers are organized in periods of 45 minutes from Tuesday to Saturday:

  • 9h15-10h00
  • 10h30-11h15
  • 11h45-12h30
  • 13h00-13h45

Opening hours

Please note: during school periods, certain periods of time are exclusively reserved for schools:

Infrastructure

  • 1 swimming pool of 25 x 12.50 m
  • 1 training pool of 18 x 12.50 m
  • showers
  • 1 gymnastics hall of 210 m2
  • 1 boxing hall of 300 m2

The gymnastics hall and boxing hall can be booked.

Obligations and prohibitions

  • children under 10 years must be accompanied by an adult (the children are under the supervision of this person)
  • wearing a bathing cap is mandatory
  • only the classic bathing suit is allowed: short slip/boxer for men and swimsuit/bikini for women
  • a bermuda, short, long boxer, pareo, skirt, burkini, combination/shorty are forbidden

Occupancy schedule (by schools and clubs)

Infrastructure

  • 1 swimming pool in the form of an L of 25 x 12.50m for competitions and training
  • 1 swimming pool of low depth of 7.5 x 12.50 m for fun use
  • 1 paddling pool of 7.5 x 12.50 m which includes a slide and a mushroom
  • 1 independent slide
  • 1 training pool of 18 x 12.50m
  • public showers

Obligations and prohibitions

  • children under 10 years must be accompanied by an adult (the children are under the supervision of this person)
  • wearing a bathing cap is mandatory
  • only the classic bathing suit is allowed: short slip/boxer for men and swimsuit/bikini for women
  • a bermuda, short, long boxer, pareo, skirt, burkini, combination/shorty are forbidden

Occupancy schedule (by schools and clubs)

Individual lockers are available. A 2 euro coin is required to close the locker.

Infrastructure

  • 1 swimming pool of 25 x 16m
  • 1 training pool of 16 x 6m
  • 1 meeting room: price list of the meeting room (PDF, 7.30 KB)
  • 1 solarium
  • 1 hammam
  • 6 bubble baths
  • 1 sauna
  • 1 cafeteria

Obligations and prohibitions

  • children under 10 years must be accompanied by an adult (the children are under the supervision of this person)
  • wearing a bathing cap is mandatory
  • only the classic bathing suit is allowed: short slip/boxer for men and swimsuit/bikini for women
  • a bermuda, short, long boxer, pareo, skirt, burkini, combination/shorty are forbidden

Occupancy schedule (by schools and clubs)

If you want to benefit from the rate for people of Brussels, you must show your ID card or another official document.

Terms of sale

Subscriptions and 10 session cards will not be refunded, replaced or extended. These cards or subscriptions are by name only.

The extension of a subscription or card with 10 sessions is only possible when the installations are closed due to technical problems, works or a pandemic.

This extension is determined on the basis of the number of days the facilities were closed between the first and the last day of validity of the card or subscription.

These days are added to the last day of validity of the card or subscription.

When entering the swimming pool, people must wear classic swimwear, which is only intended for swimming.

Permitted swimwear

Shorts, bermudas, pareos, skirts, diving suits/shorties and burkinis are strictly prohibited.

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