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With the warm temperatures that we are facing again, we want nothing more than to cool down!
Many Dutch people drive to the beach on hot summer days, but visiting an outdoor swimming pool is perhaps even more fun, especially for the kids!
The beach can sometimes be too far away for many people, so check out which outdoor pools are near you for a dip!
This way you avoid long car trips and traffic jams! An outdoor swimming pool is of course ideal if it gets too hot at home on the balcony and if you want to enjoy a wonderful day with the family or friends, soaking up the sun and a cooling dip.
The Netherlands often has to deal with heat waves in the summer. Keep a cool head and take a dip in one of the many outdoor swimming pools our own country has to offer!
You probably didn't expect it from our cold little country, but the Netherlands has a lot of outdoor swimming pools! There are so many that we had to make a selection for this article.
Here are the best swimming pools in the Netherlands on the map:
We have selected the best outdoor swimming pools and outdoor swimming pools per province for you, which will provide the perfect cooling during those oh so hot summer days.
What we discuss in this comprehensive post:
- 1 What are the best outdoor swimming pools in Friesland?
- 2 What are the best outdoor swimming pools in Groningen?
- 3 What are the best outdoor swimming pools in Drenthe?
- 4 What are the best outdoor pools in Overijssel?
- 5 What are the best outdoor swimming pools in Flevoland?
- 6 What are the best outdoor swimming pools in Gelderland?
- 6.1 Best forest pool in Gelderland: Boschbad in Apeldoorn
- 6.2 Outdoor pool in Gelderland with the best holiday feeling: Marveld recreation in Groenlo
- 6.3 Outdoor pool in Gelderland with the best swimming pools: De Hokseberg in 't Harde
- 6.4 Outdoor pool in Gelderland for all ages: Oosterbosbad in Barneveld
- 7 What are the best outdoor pools in Utrecht?
- 8 What are the best outdoor swimming pools in North Holland?
- 9 What are the best outdoor swimming pools in South Holland?
- 10 What are the best outdoor swimming pools in Zeeland?
- 11 What are the best outdoor pools in North Brabant?
- 12 What are the best outdoor swimming pools in Limburg?
What are the best outdoor swimming pools in Friesland?
We start with the best outdoor swimming pools in the north of the country. Do you live in Friesland and would you like to know which outdoor swimming pools are located in your area?
Then read on!
- The Bosbad - Appelscha
- De Dobbe - Noordwolde swimming pool
- De Klomp - Wommels
Outdoor pool in Friesland with the best play equipment: Het Bosbad Appelscha
The Bosbad in Appelscha is a heated outdoor swimming pool and has a separate area for the little ones among us.
In addition, it has a large bath with a playset in the shallow end, and the deep bath has a high and a low diving board.
There are also two exciting slides: a long slide and one specially designed for the family.
Not only can you experience water fun, there is also plenty to do outside the swimming pools: trampolines where you can jump, seesaws, a huge bouncy castle, and a playground!
Are the kids exhausted and hungry? Then they can get some treats at the kiosk!
Schapendrift 49, 8426 GG Appelscha
Outdoor pool in Friesland for all ages: De Dobbe in Noordwolde
Swimming pool de Dobbe in Noordwolde is also heated and is located in the middle of a beautiful recreation area. The swimming pool is located near a campsite and a bungalow park, and close to sports fields.
There is a 50-meter pool with a high and low springboard, a family slide, a paddling pool and a paddling pool. Suitable for kids of any age!
There is a playground near the toddlers' pool where you have various sports facilities. You can also get food and drink, all that playing will naturally make you hungry!
If you would like, you can take a hot shower afterwards (but for a fee).
Elsweg 4, 8391 KB Noordwolde
Outdoor pool in Friesland with the best slides: De Klomp in Wommels
Swimming pool De Klomp is perfect for a wonderful day out. You can find two cool slides and you can even take swimming lessons!
Swim laps or go for a swim. Everything is possible! The pool is sheltered, but if you want to sunbathe, you can relax on the sunbathing lawn.
Walperterwei 27A, 8731 CD Wommels
What are the best outdoor swimming pools in Groningen?
Groningen also has several great outdoor swimming pools. Curious about our top 3 in this province?
- Natural pool - Engelbert
- Swimming pool De Barkhoorn - Westerwolde
Outdoor pool in Groningen with the best diving board: Engelbert Nature Pool
Experienced swimmers can also have fun in the Engelbert natural pool! Take a dip from the 5 meter high diving tower! There are also diving boards at other heights and if you want to sunbathe you can do so on the sunbathing areas.
You can also sail and surf there! Got hungry from all that swimming, running and playing? Then have a snack and a drink in the cozy canteen.
Engelberterweg 54, 9723 AND Groningen
Outdoor pool in Groningen for all ages: Ringberg in Scheemda
In Ringberg, located in Scheemda, you will find a cute paddling pool, a shallow pool and a deep bath for our daredevils.
Your little ones can enjoy the slide in the paddling pool and then dry on the terrace or the sunbathing lawn. The shallow pool also features a slide.
The deep pool has a diving board and is surrounded by a large playground. It has a climbing frame for the kids and a beach volleyball field for the youth.
Fancy a snack? You can get drinks and food from the kiosk!
Badhuislaan 6, 9679 HK Scheemda
The most beautiful outdoor swimming pool in Groningen: De Barkhoorn in Westerwolde
Swimming pool De Barkhoorn in Westerwolde can be found near Sellingen. You can camp there and the outdoor swimming pool is heated, so you can also stay there on colder days.
The swimming pool has now been voted the most beautiful swimming pool in Groningen four times! Worth it, so to visit!
Dennenweg 1, 9551 VJ Sellingen
What are the best outdoor swimming pools in Drenthe?
You will also find very nice outdoor swimming pools in Drenthe! Are those hot days coming and are you looking for a swimming pool where you and your kids can cool off?
- Swimming pool Bucket - Compascuum
- Outdoor pool De Leewal - Exloo
- Swimming pool de Leemdobben -Vries
Best forest pool in Drenthe: Emmer Compascuum Swimming Pool
The swimming pool in Emmer-Compascuum has, in addition to a swimming pool, a recreational pond and a river in the middle of the forest.
Because the bath water is heated by up to 55 collectors, it is one of the most environmentally friendly swimming pools in the Netherlands.
You can find four pools: a toddler pool, a family pool with a bubble bench, a deep pool with diving boards for the real swimming fanatics and one with an exciting slide.
There is also a sunbathing area where you can enjoy the sun or play sports: you will find beach volleyball fields, a football field and tennis tables!
Kijlweg 9, 7881 JD Bucket Compascuum
Outdoor pool in Drenthe with the best swimming pools: Leewal in Exloo
The pleasant outdoor swimming pool De Leewal in Exloo has three pools: a toddlers' pool, a competition pool, and a recreational pool with bubble bench.
It also has a white water creek and two exciting slides. You will also find a large play and sunbathing area where children can play happily.
Don't forget to rub your kids with a sun factor! There is a beach volleyball field where the youngsters can compete against each other, and table tennis tables.
You can also enjoy good food and drinks on the large outdoor terrace!
Zuideinde 36, 7875 CD Exloo
Outdoor pool in Drenthe with the best outdoor activities: Leemdobben in Vries
The Leemdobben is an outdoor swimming pool located between sports fields and an ice rink.
There is a large sunbathing area surrounded by a forest and equipped with various playground equipment and benches where you can enjoy a picnic.
There are also beach volleyball courts and you can also play football. Go completely crazy on the large bouncy castle! And there is even a survival course for the little daredevil.
Everyone has really been thought of! Do you fancy a snack and a drink? Go to the catering point and take a break!
Sportlaan 6, 9481 AJ Vries
What are the best outdoor pools in Overijssel?
What are the coolest outdoor swimming pools in the East of the country? If you live in Overijssel, this information is for you!
- Zandstuve - Hardenberg
- De Tippe - Heino
- Botterikkenfabriek Fairytale Camping - Rheeze
Outdoor pool in Overijssel for all ages: Zandstuve in Hardenberg
Zandstuve - Hardenberg is the perfect place for summer days. The bath has a temperature of at least 25 degrees so that you can also enjoy a refreshing dip on colder days.
There is a water playground, a pool for toddlers and a diploma bath.
Enjoy a cold drink or a tasty sandwich? That is possible on the nice terrace!
Grote Beltenweg 3, 7794 RA Rheeze
Outdoor pool in Overijssel with the best swimming pools: De Tippe in Heino
The open-air swimming pool De Tippe in Heino has three heated pools! A competition pool, a shallow pool and a paddling pool.
The sunbathing lawn is perfect for relaxing and children can play, even when it is too cold for a swim. The Tippe is also very suitable for sporty swimmers.
Go swimming laps for an afternoon and then have a nice sandwich with a cup of coffee!
Brinkweg 11, 8141 NA Heino
Best outdoor pool in Overijssel for small children: Fairytale campsite in Rheeze
If you have young kids, the fairytale campsite is highly recommended. You can buy a ticket to access the pool.
The pool is not huge and has no slides, but that is why it is so suitable for the younger kids up to 5 years old.
They can climb and clamber on the large playground, there is also a family slide, a baby bath and a deep swimming pool with a sunbathing area.
Is it suddenly bad weather? Continue the fun indoors, there too you will find plenty of slides and activities!
The water in the swimming pools is heated by solar collectors.
Grote Beltenweg 17, 7794 RA Rheeze
What are the best outdoor swimming pools in Flevoland?
Do you live in Flevoland and are you already looking at what is fun to do in the summer? Perhaps visiting an outdoor pool in your own province is a good idea!
Here we discuss the three best outdoor swimming pools in Flevoland.
- Swimming pool de Alk - Biddinghuizen
- Bosbad - Emmeloord
- Swimming pool de Abelen - Swifterband
Outdoor pool in Flevoland with the best swimming pools: De Alk in Biddinghuizen
The Alk is an outdoor swimming pool that is ideal for families with children. The pool is divided into a competition pool of 25 meters and has a depth of 1.40 m to 2.00 m.
In addition, there is an instruction pool that has a depth between 0.40 m and 1.40 m. While the kids are having fun, you can enjoy your tan on the sunbathing lawn.
There are supervisors who supervise the safety of everyone who uses this pool. The bathing water is checked several times a day and is always clean!
Sportlaan 4, 8256 CE Biddinghuizen
Best forest pool in Flevoland: Forest pool in Emmeloord
Another nice swimming pool in Flevoland is the Bosbad in Emmeloord. There are two recreational pools with all kinds of water attractions. There is also a competition pool with a jumping tower and diving tank.
And for specific target groups there is even a warm water therapy bath, which is filled with water at 33 degrees!
Boslaan 30, 8302 AB Emmeloord
Outdoor pool in Flevoland with the best activities: the Abelen in Swifterband
Swimming pool De Abelen in Swifterband has an outdoor pool that is divided into a 25-meter long competition pool and a shallow area.
There is a large air trampoline on the spacious sunbathing lawn.
Various activities can be done in the water, such as jumping on an air cushion, walking in a walk-on-water ball, water volley and tug of war.
The ideal place in Flevoland for an afternoon of fun!
Noordhoren 32, 8255 BD Swifterbant
What are the best outdoor swimming pools in Gelderland?
Curious where you can experience water fun in Gelderland? There are several outdoor swimming pools where you can have fun!
- Boschbad - Apeldoorn
- Marveld recreation - Groenlo
- Swimming pool De Hokseberg - 't Harde
- Oosterbosbad - Barneveld
Best forest pool in Gelderland: Boschbad in Apeldoorn
The Boschbad in Apeldoorn is surrounded by the Veluwe forests and is the largest open air bath in the Netherlands!
The Boschbad has three pools, namely a recreation pool, a competition pool and a water playground.
You can really do everything: from sunbathing and swimming to beach volleyball and mini golf. Feel the adrenaline in the fast slides or play with your friends in the water playground.
Have fun on the bouncy castle, your day can't go wrong!
Felualaan 29, 7313 GM Apeldoorn
Outdoor pool in Gelderland with the best holiday feeling: Marveld recreation in Groenlo
You will experience the ultimate holiday feeling in Marveld recreation. This heated outdoor pool is surrounded by real palm trees, making it seem like you are just outside the Netherlands!
There is also a subtropical indoor pool, and both the outdoor and indoor pool have impressive slides that your kids will not get enough of!
The outdoor pool has four swimming areas, so kids of all ages can have a blast.
Elshofweg 6, 7141 DH Groenlo
Outdoor pool in Gelderland with the best swimming pools: De Hokseberg in 't Harde
For the coolest outdoor swimming pool in the Veluwe, go to swimming pool De Hokseberg. Swim laps in the large bath and train your muscles!
Or would you rather play and splash around? There are two big slides present as well as two spacious sunbathing areas with play equipment.
Wolkamerweg 42, 8084 GX Het Harde
Outdoor pool in Gelderland for all ages: Oosterbosbad in Barneveld
The Oosterbosbad in Barneveld has a 50-meter pool with two diving boards, a recreational pool with two slides, and a toddlers' pool for our dear little ones.
There is also a spacious sunbathing lawn and a panna field and volleyball net have even been thought of. For example, you can swim, be healthy, play and do sports.
Fun for the whole family, what more could you want?
Mr, Meester Troelstralaan 20, 3771 XL Barneveld
What are the best outdoor pools in Utrecht?
Utrecht is the second smallest province in the Netherlands, but fortunately there are several outdoor swimming pools in this province!
So you don't have to sit at home in that hot weather, and you can go for a swim in one of the swimming pools in your area!
- Batensteinbad - Woerden
- Bosbad - Leersum
- Swimming pool the Krommerijn - Utrecht
Outdoor pool in Utrecht with the best swimming pools: Batensteinbad in Woerden
The Batensteinbad has four pools. There is a 25-meter competition pool, where you can swim in lanes and take part in all kinds of fun group lessons, such as AquaJogging and TrimSwimming.
There is a recreational pool with a slide and rapids, and you can also enjoy the whirlpool.
If you have a little one with you, you can play with him or her in the heated shallow pool. Finally, there is a Turkish steam bath. You can enjoy a nice meal on the terrace (inside or outside).
There is an extensive menu with, among other things, salads, luxury sandwiches, fries, toasted sandwiches, pancakes and ice cream. You can park for free and there is free wifi!
Van Helvoortlaan 40, 3443 AP Woerden
Best forest pool in Utrecht: Bosbad Leersum
The Bosbad in Leersum was built in an original sand quarry and is surrounded by forest.
All family members have been thought of: a toddlers 'pool for the little ones with a wide slide, a toddlers' pool with water spray figures for the slightly larger children and for the sporty mom or dad there is a competition pool with diving boards and a jumping pit.
There is a sunbathing lawn for the lazy family member or for those who want to relax completely. Lots of fun!
Scherpenzeelseweg 45, 3956 KB Leersum
Outdoor pool in Utrecht with the best slide: Krommerijn
Are you looking for a swimming pool in the city of Utrecht? Then go to the Krommerijn swimming pool! Here you will find a large competition pool of 50 mx 21 m, the perfect place for the laps.
The great thing is that this competition pool can be covered in winter. Enjoy the recreation pool and the exciting 18 meter long and 3 meter high slide!
Can you already feel the adrenaline pumping through your veins ?! The leisure pool is large and round in shape.
It has a section for smaller children and a section with rapids. For the minis there is a paddling pool with a slide and spray elements.
Road to Rhijnauwen 3, 3584 AD Utrecht
What are the best outdoor swimming pools in North Holland?
Is the weather nice? Then swim laps or swim freely in an outdoor pool in North Holland! Curious about our three favorite outdoor pools in this province?
- Flevoparkbad - Amsterdam
- Swimming pool the Binnenzee & Spraypark - Noordwijk
- The Waterdam - Volendam
The nicest outdoor pool in Amsterdam: Flevoparkbad
If you live near Amsterdam, you have probably heard of the Flevoparkbad.
This is a 50-meter pool where you can swim a few lengths, and in the shallow pool and paddling pool, the little ones can splash and play.
The nice thing is that the baths have a pleasant feeling temperature, because they are heated.
Around the pools you can relax on the sunbathing areas, or if you feel like playing, you can do so thanks to the many play facilities.
The swimming pool is beautifully situated in the green and is part of the Flevopark. Got so hungry from all that playing and running?
At the kiosk with terrace you can eat, drink and buy ice creams and also tasty snacks! What a party!
Insulindeweg 1002, 1095 DH Amsterdam
The most beautiful outdoor swimming pool in North Holland: the Binnenzee & Spraypark in Noordwijk
The Swimming Pool De Binnenzee & Spraypark in Noordwijk is a huge swimming pool complex, the dream of every child! It is one of the most beautiful outdoor swimming pools in the Netherlands.
The swimming pool is always very well maintained and consists of, among other things, a heated competition pool, a recreational pool and a toddler pool.
The competition pool is 50 meters and has a large and small diving board. The recreational pool is 30 by 40 meters and has a fantastic slide.
There is also a slide and tilt boom in the toddler pool! This pool is perfect for the lazy people, but also for the energetic.
There is a lot of greenery and a beautiful sunbathing lawn where you can sunbathe or play volleyball. There is also a play island on the sunbathing lawn.
Nieuwe Zeeweg 165, 2202 HA Noordwijk
Best disco swimming in North Holland: De Waterdam in Volendam
Go to the outdoor swimming pool De Waterdam for a fun day out! You can swim in the 50 meter pool and jump into a jumping pit with two diving boards.
There is also a large family pool with a slide and two shallow paddling pools. The pools are surrounded by a large sunbathing lawn.
The perfect location also for a children's party, especially on Friday evenings! Then you can go disco swimming with your friends.
Harlingenlaan 25, 1131 JP Volendam
What are the best outdoor swimming pools in South Holland?
Enjoy swimming and playing in an outdoor swimming pool in South Holland? Find the three best baths in the province here!
- Hoekse Badje - Hook of Holland
- Swimming pool De Vliet - Leiden
- De Vosse - Hillegom swimming pool
Outdoor pool in South Holland with best activities: Hoekse Badje in Hoek van Holland
Are you looking for the nicest outdoor pool in Hoek van Holland? Then you go to the Hoekse bath! This well-kept pool has play equipment for a fun-filled day!
The bath is located close to the center. Here you can completely surrender yourself on the pleasant sunbathing lawn.
De Cordesstraat 160, 3151 BN Hook of Holland
Outdoor pool in South Holland with the best slide: De Vliet in Leiden
For an outdoor swimming pool in Leiden, you can go to Swimming Pool De Vliet, a unique swimming pool that is the oldest in Leiden.
The pool is 50 meters and the slide has a height of 49 meters! Mum and dad can watch from the sunbathing lawn and at the same time get a nice summer tan.
For the sweet little visitors there is a toddlers' pool and fun play facilities.
Voorschoterweg 6, 2324 NE Leiden
Outdoor pool in South Holland with the best playground: De Vosse in Hillegom
One of the most beautiful outdoor pools in your area? You will find it in Hillegom!
Swimming pool De Vosse has a heated competition pool of 50 meters with a large and small diving board, a recreational pool (30 x 40 m), a slide and a water playground!
The outdoor pool is surrounded by lots of greenery and has a sunbathing area where you can do whatever you feel like: take a nap, sunbathe, or maybe play badminton!
There is also a play island on the sunbathing lawn and the little ones can play in the water playground.
Vosselaan 152, 2181 CD Hillegom
What are the best outdoor swimming pools in Zeeland?
Zeeland has various outdoor swimming pools, from simple swimming pools to fantastic subtropical swimming paradises. Perfect for a spectacular day!
- Outdoor swimming pool Aardenburg - Sluis
- Swimming pool the Stelleplas - Heinkenszand
Outdoor pool in Zeeland with best activities: Aardenburg in Sluis
In Sluis you will find the nostalgic outdoor swimming pool Aardenburg, in the middle of beautiful green surroundings. The bath has been around since 1951 and is still as beautiful as it was when it was just established.
It has a size of 50 x 25 meters and consists of three pools, equipped with a diving board and a slide. The paddling pool is for the little ones, with play equipment.
Around the swimming pool you will find an extensive sunbathing area, a playground with a beach volleyball field, a Jeu de Boules court and a panna field.
A canteen with terrace and a covered Lego play paradise are not lacking! With less good weather you can also go there for a pleasant afternoon.
Herendreef 57, 4527 AH Aardenburg
Outdoor pool in Zeeland with the best slide: Stelleplas in Heinkenszand
The Stelleplas swimming pool has various pools, such as a toddlers' pool with a slide that is located on the sunbathing lawn.
This way you can sunbathe as a parent and at the same time keep an eye on your little crooks while they are playing.
There are various playground equipment and a canteen with a cozy terrace on the sunbathing lawn. In the center there is a medium-deep pool with a giant slide of 70 meters long!
The deep pool is competition size and is located at the highest point on the site, and has two diving boards.
Stelleweg 3, 4451 RL Heinkenszand
What are the best outdoor pools in North Brabant?
A day out with the whole family in North Brabant? If the weather is nice, you can go to an outdoor pool, for example. Lots of swimming fun is guaranteed in North Brabant!
- The Kurenpolder - Hank
- De Groene Wheels - Udenhout
Best beach in North Brabant: the Kurenpolder in Hank
The Kurenpolder is a recreational area and camping site and is located on the edge of the Biesbosch. You can find a subtropical swimming paradise and a lido with a large sunbathing lawn, tennis courts and playground equipment.
The exciting water slide is almost 100 meters long and you can go disco swimming every Friday! And for enthusiasts there is even a sauna and a Turkish steam bath with herbs!
What makes this bath so special is that the water is purified by salt electrolysis, which is why people who experience problems with their respiratory tract or people with skin problems like to come here.
Kurenpolderweg 31, 4273 LA Hank
Outdoor pool in North Brabant for the whole family: the Groene Wellen in Udenhout
Do you live in or near Udenhout? Then you could go to the Groene Wellen swimming pool for water fun.
Here you will find three pools: one for the little ones, a medium deep pool with a huge family slide and a deep pool of 25 meters with a long slide and a high and low diving board.
The water always has a temperature of up to 23 degrees, isn't it great? Sunbathing areas are also available and around the pools you can relax and eat and drink on a large terrace.
Groenstraat 39, 5071 EA Udenhout
What are the best outdoor swimming pools in Limburg?
A refreshing dip to cool off, paddle in the sun, or whiz down the slide: you can also swim and splash outside in Limburg!
- Beringerzand - Panningen
- Swimming pool De Lage Kempen
- Wilhelm Tell - Opglabbeek
Outdoor pool in Limburg for young and old: Beringerzand in Panningen
Swimming pool Beringerzand in Panningen is located in the middle of the campsite and offers space for young and old!
There is a separate toddler pool and next to it is a large outdoor pool with a shallow and deeper part. So everyone can always swim safely here.
The slide should of course not be missed! The outdoor pool is partly heated by the sun and the temperature is around 27 degrees.
Heide 5, 5981 NX Panningen
Outdoor pool near Limburg with tropical decoration: the Lage Kempen
For the most beautiful outdoor swimming pool in Belgian Limburg, go to Swimming Pool de Lage Kempen.
The swimming pool gives a tropical atmosphere due to the beautiful setting and the unique 'Lazy River'. The pool is huge! It is 33 meters long and 15 meters wide.
The slide is very spectacular and the rapids are very exciting.
Thanks to the solar panels, the water gets a temperature of about 24 degrees in the summer months, and in the early and late season it reaches a temperature of 18 degrees.
Keep in mind that the swimming pool is located just across the border from Belgium!
Kiefhoekstraat 189, 3941 Hechtel-Eksel, Belgium
Outdoor pool in Limburg with the best activities: Wilhelm Tell in Opglabbeek
The Wilhelm Tell is a special water paradise! There is so much to experience, where do you start now ?!
There is a very nice water playground for the little ones. There is also a wave pool, a water slide, a fast-flowing river, water cannon and fountains.
This paradise is also located just across the border in Belgium, but if you live in the south of Limburg, that shouldn't make much difference in terms of distance!
Hoeverweg 87, 3660 Opglabbeek, Belgium
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