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.

Coronavirus measures: the swimming pools of the Centre, Neder-Over-Heembeek and Laeken are open, in compliance with the health protocol in force. Booking is required (up to 1 week in advance with registrations opening every Wednesday evening for the following week).

Measures for the public

Booking is required. Swimmers who have not reserved, cannot access the pool. The reservation of a swimming session (for swimmers without a subscription) takes effect after online payment. You are invited to present your voucher at the box office for verification and validation. The reserved session will only be refunded in the event of cancellation 24 hours in advance.​ All customers must arrive at the time of their reserved time slot (the box office is open for 15 minutes during each slot - after this time, access is no longer allowed).

You can book online (up to 1 week in advance with registration opening every Wednesday evening for the following week).

Special health measures to combat Covid-19 are in force:

  • This reservation makes it possible, on the one hand, to ensure compliance with sanitary and hygienic measures and, on the other hand, to manage flows by avoiding meetings both at the entrance and within the infrastructure.
  • Swimming time is limited to a maximum of 60 minutes per session.
  • The dressing rooms and lockers are accessible. They are immediately disinfected after each use.
  • Payment is now possible electronically and without contact at the cash registers of the swimming pools
  • The reservation of a swimming session (for non-subscribers) will be effective after online payment.

To ensure compliance with these rules as much as possible, all employees of the 'Bains de Bruxelles' association have followed specific training (first aid, cleaning and disinfection) to welcome the inhabitants of Brussels in the most hygienic and safe conditions.

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, 219.73 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

The reservation of a swimming session (for swimmers without a subscription) takes effect after online payment. You are invited to present your voucher at the box office for verification and validation. The reserved session will only be refunded in the event of cancellation 24 hours in advance.​ All customers must arrive at the time of their reserved time slot (the box office is open for 15 minutes during each slot - after this time, access is no longer allowed).

The maximum capacity of the main pool is 6 swimmers per lane assigned to private clients.

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.

Sale of last ticket and end of swimming time

Please note: during their visit, users must take into account several practical measures which are important for their comfort (see "Booking time slots").

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

Activities organized by groups or sports clubs

The reservation of a swimming session (for swimmers without a subscription) takes effect after online payment. You are invited to present your voucher at the box office for verification and validation. The reserved session will only be refunded in the event of cancellation 24 hours in advance.​​ All customers must arrive at the time of their reserved time slot (the box office is open for 15 minutes during each slot - after this time, access is no longer allowed).

The maximum capacity of the main pool is 6 swimmers per lane assigned to private clients.

The 'return' part of the large pool is not accessible to the public during school periods on the following days: Wednesday from 5 pm to 7:30 pm, Thursday from 4:20 pm to 5 pm, Friday from 4 pm to 5 pm, Saturday from noon to 5 pm.

Infrastructure

According to the sanitary measures included in the protocol in force, the following facilities are temporarily inaccessible: the paddling pool including a slide and a mushroom, the independent slide and public showers.

  • 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

Sale of last ticket and end of swimming time

Please note: during their visit, users must take into account several practical measures which are important for their comfort (see "Booking time slots").

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

Activities organized by groups or sports clubs

The reservation of a swimming session (for swimmers without a subscription) takes effect after online payment. You are invited to present your voucher at the box office for verification and validation. The reserved session will only be refunded in the event of cancellation 24 hours in advance.​ All customers must arrive at the time of their reserved time slot (the box office is open for 15 minutes during each slot - after this time, access is no longer allowed).

The small swimming pool is not accessible during school periods on Monday from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm and Wednesday from 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm.

The maximum capacity of the small pool is 9 swimmers (1 swimmer per 10m2), the maximum capacity of the main pool is 6 swimmers per lane allocated to private customers.

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

Infrastructure

According to the sanitary measures included in the protocol in force, the following facilities are temporarily inaccessible: sauna-hammam, bubble baths, cafeteria, meeting room, solarium.

  • 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

Sale of last ticket and end of swimming time

Please note: during their visit, users must take into account several practical measures which are important for their comfort (see "Booking time slots").

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

Activities by groups and sports clubs

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

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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