Swimming Pools in Amsterdam

Swimming Pools in Amsterdam

Make

the most of Amsterdam’s excellent indoor and outdoor swimming facilities during

your holiday.

If you fancy a dip during your holiday then

there are several excellent swimming pools available in and around the city

centre to enjoy. The majority are indoor pools and all are well maintained with

excellent changing facilities. The entrance fees vary slightly, usually coming in at around the price of a

beer for several hours’ watery entertainment.

Here are our favourite public swimming

baths in Amsterdam:

Sloterparkbad

This is the largest of all the city’s

swimming pools. The main pool is indoors and measures an impressive 50 metres

(164 ft). There’s also a smaller pool located outside as well as a recreational

waterpark area with a long twisty tube slide which kids will adore. The herbal

steam baths on offer are also highly recommended.

The Sloterparkbad is located alongside the

beautiful Sloterplas, a large open lake in the west of the city. To get there take

the metro from Central Station to Jan van Galenstraat and and make your way on

foot around the north end of the lake to reach the baths. Alternatively tram 14

will bring you to the Sloterpark within a five minute walk of the baths.

Address: President Allendelaan 3, 1064 GW

Amsterdam

Telephone: (0031) 20 506 3506

Opening times: Mon-Fri 7am-10pm, Sat-Sun 9am-4pm

Admission from €3.90

www.optisport.nl/sloterparkbad

De

Mirandabad

Something of a sub-tropical paradise under

a beautiful glass domed roof, this fantastic complex features a whirlpool,

waterslide, wave machine and even a stone beach. It’s the perfect afternoon’s

entertainment if you are visiting with kids. If you are looking for somewhere

to do lengths then you will prefer the outside pool here which opens from May

through to August, if the weather is warm enough. The complex also incorporates

a fitness centre with a gym, squash courts and an excellent restaurant.

The complex is located in the south of the

city, a few minutes’ walk east of the RAI exhibition centre. You can take the

metro to RAI station or take bus numbers 15 and 169 from the centre or

alternatively tram number 25 will bring you nearly alongside if you alight at

Waalstraat.

Address: De Mirandalaan 9, 1079 PA

Amsterdam

Telephone: (0031) 20 546 4444

Opening times: Mon-Fri 7am-10pm, Sat-Sun

10am-5pm

Admission from €3.40

www.zuid.amsterdam.nl/sportaccommodaties/zwembaden/mirandabad-0

Zuiderbad

Millions of people visit the beautiful

Rijksmusem and Museum Square every year but most do not realise that just next

door located in a beautiful building built in 1912 is a delightful original Art

Deco styled swimming baths.

Perfectly positioned in the heart of the

city and within easy reach of most of our city centre short stay apartments,

this makes the perfect afternoon’s entertainment for families with children and

anyone who simply loves to swim.

Despite its age, there is a clear emphasis

on cleanliness and comfort whilst all the equipment is state of the art. Even

the lockers use a keyless digitised system. The pool is big enough to do

lengths and there are set lanes for those that like to speed through the water

as opposed to leisurely doggy paddlers like myself. There’s even a beautiful

mosaic fountain at one end of the pool which you can sit under if you like. The

pool is also partly deep enough for diving and there is a diving board located

at one end. You can sit in one of the hot tubs or enjoy a steam shower during

your visit too however will need to pick up tokens in advance from the front

desk to operate them.

Address: Hobbemastraat 26, 1071 ZC

Amsterdam

Telephone: (0031) 20 678 1390

Hours:

Mon 7am – 6pm

Tue-Fri 7am – 10pm

Sat 8am – 3pm

Sun 10am – 3.30pm

Admission: Adult €3.10 / Child €2.75

www.zwembad-amsterdam.nl

Marnixbad

at the Marnix (Indoor)

Located just west of Jordaan district, the

Marnix sports centre is easy to access from most of our city centre short stay

apartments. Inside this fantastic purpose built building you will find two

excellent heated swimming baths.

The larger pool measure 25 metres by 12.5

metres so its big enough to complete reasonable lengths that quickly add up to

miles. It is cleverly designed so that the water level matches that of the Singel

Canal outside so it feels as though you are swimming in the canal itself along

with all the boats and water wildlife. Of course thankfully the water inside is

lovely and warm.

The smaller pool is used for teaching

people to swim generally and it’s popular with families with children as it is

not so deep.

Both of the swimming pools are installed

with all the latest in swimming bath technology including a sophisticated

drowning detection system and an adjustable pool bottom for creating different

depths. The baths also incorporate an ozone filtration system which uses an

environmentally friendly salt solution. It ultimately allows less irritable

chlorine to be necessary in the water.

The Marnix is also a sports centre

incorporating regular gym facilities and there’s a café bar overlooking the

main pools upstairs.

To get there you can weave your way on foot

or bicycle through the north western Canal Belt system towards

Marnixstraat. It’s a beautiful walk from

Central Station as you will pass across all four of the major canals in the

city seeing the city’s most delightful district in all its stunning architectural

glory.

If you prefer to use public transport then

simply take tram numbers 3 and 10 which stop right outside.

Address: Marnixplein 1, 1015 ZN Amsterdam

Telephone: (0031) 20 524 60 00

info@hetmarnix.nl

Admission: €3.90 to swim

Opening times: See website for specific

details.

www.hetmarnix.nl/dutch/zwembad/zwembad

Other

excellent swimming baths in Amsterdam:

Sport

Plaza Mercator

Located in the west of the city close to

the Erasmuspark, the Sport Plaza Mercator boasts a host of indoor gym

facilities you can pop along to use during your short stay in the city. There

are two indoor pools that are excellently maintained and perfect for all year

round swimming. On a hot summers day head outside to use the fantastic huge

outdoor swimming pool.

To get there take Tram numbers 7 and 13 or

hop aboard bus number 15.

Address: Jan van Galenstraat 315, 1056 CB

Amsterdam

Telephone: (0031) 20 618 8911

Open Mon-Fri 7am-11pm, Sat-Sun 8am-8pm

Admission: €12.50 per day to use all the

facilities.

www.sportfondsen.nl/Accommodatie/SportPlaza%20Mercator/Paginas/Zwembad.aspx

Floraparkbad

Boasting an indoor and outdoor pool, the

Floraparkbad will be particularly popular with families with children. The

impressive 65 metre long slide runs along the edge of the indoor pool and

deposits you into the water with an exhilarating plop! The facilities here include

a sauna and sunbeds if you wish to top up your tan whilst on holiday.

Located in Amsterdam North you will need to

hop onto one of the free ferries that cross the beautiful River Ij at the back

of Central Station. Hire bicycles from the centre and make it an active day

out. It won’t take long to cycle up the Mosplein from the ferry terminus at the

other side of the river.

Address: Sneeuwbalweg 5, 1032 VS

Amsterdam-Noord

Telephone: (0033) 20 632 90 30

Admission: Adult €3.60 / Children €3.10

www.noord.amsterdam.nl/vrije-tijd/zwembad-floraparkbad

Flevoparkbad

Warm summer days should definitely be

rewarded with an afternoon’s swim in one of the several outdoor city pools. The

Flevopark only has an outdoor pool so you really will want to wait for a warm

day to try it out. It’s located just east of the city centre and central

Station close to the man-made island of Zeeburg. Featuring a huge complex of

brilliant outdoor watery facilities, a summer visit here comes highly

recommended. Extremely popular with residents of the city, you are also welcome

to join in the fun.

To get there either cycle east from Central

Station for around 10 minutes – yes hiring bicycles during your stay is the

perfect way to see this bicycle friendly city. Alternatively you can hop on

either tram number 7 or 14 and get off at the last stop.

Address: Insulindeweg 1002, 1095 DH

Zeeburg, Amsterdam

Telephone: (0031) 20 692 50 30

Admission: Adults €2.65, OAP €2.00,

Children 3yrs – 15yrs €2.50

Open: Late April to early September from

10.00am-5.30pm daily….when the mercury rises!

Note:

This information was accurate at

the time of writing, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm

all admission prices and opening times directly with the establishments listed before

planning your trip to avoid any disappointment.