When the summer heat reaches its peak, finding the perfect place to cool off and enjoy some quality family time becomes a top priority for parents. If you're in or around Eindhoven, you're in luck! With this article, as a nueva expat mama, I bring you a complete guide to the best swimming destinations where you can create unforgettable memories with your expat children in Eindhoven.
Eindhoven, a vibrant city in the Netherlands known for its technological advancements, also offers an array of delightful aquatic options for families. From pristine natural lakes to well-equipped swimming pools, there's something to suit every preference. Additionally, the surrounding areas boast numerous idyllic locations, just a short drive away, where you can escape the city's hustle and bustle and immerse yourself in nature's refreshing embrace.
In this article, I have handpicked a selection of family-friendly swimming spots that promise a perfect blend of fun, safety, and relaxation. Whether you're seeking thrilling water slides, tranquil lakeside retreats, or interactive water parks, you'll find the ideal destination to satisfy every water-loving member of your family.
I will take you on a virtual journey to the most popular swimming spots in Eindhoven and its vicinity, providing you with essential information such as facilities available, safety measures, and any special features that set each location apart. Our goal is to ensure that you and your children can make the most of your summer, creating joyful memories while staying safe and comfortable.
So, grab your swimwear, pack a picnic basket, and get ready to dive into our comprehensive guide to the best swimming destinations for families in Eindhoven and the surrounding areas. From splashing in refreshing waters to building sandcastles on picturesque beaches, this summer is set to be an aquatic adventure for you and your kids. Let's make a splash together!
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A tropical atmosphere, relaxed holiday vibes, cocktail in your hand and sun on your face. Beachclub Sunrise is your holiday address on the beautiful beach of the Aquabest recreation area. It is your permanent place if you want to go completely into relaxation mode. The photogenic and feel-good spot where you lack nothing. Let us take care of you from start to finish of your visit. Lounging on a beach bed, a snack and drink whenever you want, kick a ball for some action and cool off with a dip in the water. At Beachclub Sunrise you treat yourself to a holiday with family or friends. Instant happiness, everyone is welcome!
The Beach is open: Wednesday to Sunday 10:00-20:00 (Tuesday 11 July extra open)
2. Speelpark De Splinter
Splinter park has a completely renovated SWIMMING POOL with spray park. The festive inauguration was this Wednesday 12 July at 15.30 h.
Speelpark De Splinter is the outdoor play paradise in and around Eindhoven, where you can play, discover and learn to your heart's content in a natural, social and safe environment.
Monday to Friday 09:00-18:00
Sunday: 12:00-18:00 (entrance 1,50 euros pp)
- The opening hours of the kiosk vary depending on the availability of its volunteers.
- Smoking and alcohol are not allowed in the park.
- Dogs and other pets are not allowed in the park (even on a leash).
3.Terpegelt Recreation Park
Enjoy swimming in natural water, sunbathe on the sandy beach or slide down the slide; that is possible at their swimming pool! It is a smaller, compact puddle, which ensures that you keep a pleasant overview, even when it is a bit busier. Extra fun: in the swimming pool you will find a large water slide, a family slide and a water fountain for extra swimming fun.
Do you want to stay dry for a while? Then swing on their gigantic swing, jump on the air trampoline or enjoy yourself on the nearby sports field.
4. De ijzeren man
The IJzeren Man Eindhoven is a natural pool divided into a paddling pool, depth pool, beach line and a beautiful grass meadow.
5. Witven Vacation Park
A beautifully landscaped pond of 3.5 hectares, complete with spacious sunbathing area, playground and sandy beach. Beautiful old oaks and beeches grow on the beautiful green lawn that provide plenty of shade on a tropical day. The quality of the bathing water is constantly monitored by the De Dommel Water Board.
This beach pool is only accessible to guests of their holiday park. You can Book.
Laze on a beautiful sandy beach or build a fairytale sandcastle with the children and then take a dip in the water or take a dip in the clear, clean water? Sun worshipers choose from sandy beaches or the soft grass of the sunbathing areas. It's all possible at the beach park of Recreatiepark Aquabest; the hospitable swimming and beach paradise for young and old on the A2 near Best.
7. Laco Swimming Pools
Laco outdoor swimming pools guarantee a whole day of recreational swimming and playing fun for young and old. You can swim your laps on your own or come and enjoy the water, the sun and each other with your whole family.
You won't be bored for a moment at their outdoor pools: splashing in the toddler pool, with a splash from the slide or the diving board and then relax on the sunbathing lawn. You can enjoy a snack and a drink in the catering area.
Are you also ready for a day of wonderful recreational swimming and relaxing in the open air? Then come and enjoy sporty and playful at Laco!
8.Speeltuin de Bucht
Playground de Bucht has two swimming pools with slides. A lovely heated swimming pool for the little ones. It is also nice that you as a parent can keep an eye on your smallest while reading a book or making a puzzle, which is why a seating area has been created.
And for the bigger ones a beautiful swimming pool with a depth of 85cm. A slide has also been thought of so that the children can play endlessly.
9.Swimming pool the Dolphin
The municipality of Best has its own outdoor swimming pool: De Dolfijn. You will find the swimming pool at sports park Leemkuilen, Sportlaan 7, on the south side of Best. The swimming season runs from April 29 to September 10.
The opening hours of the swimming pool are Monday to Sunday from 10.30am to 4pm. In good weather, the opening hours can be adjusted. The guiding principle here is when the temperature at the swimming pool is 22 degrees Celsius (or higher) at 13:00. For up-to-date information about opening hours, please call the swimming pool on telephone number 0499-36 02 83.
10. 't Strandhuys Beach
't Strandhuys is located on Dagstrand Enode. This beach is located on a recreational lake in the wooded area of Nuenen and is freely accessible. Our beach bar provides a tasty snack and drink on the sunniest day of the year.
They have a pavilion with natural playground will remain open for both recreationists and other visitors.
11.Holiday Park Brugse Heide.
As soon as the sun shows itself, it is immediately buzzing with fun around the outdoor swimming pool of Holiday Park Brugse Heide. For the little ones there is a separate bath with fun play equipment.
12. Speeltuin De Kievit
Playground de Kievit is located in the Kerkstraat in the center of Nuenen. For the little ones there is a sandpit, a small slide, see-saws and baby swings. For the older children there is a bird's nest swing, for the daredevils a very high slide and trampolines, for the sporty types there are 2 panna fields (for a real tournament!) and much more. There are 40 playground equipment in total.
The playground has a 30 cm deep paddling pool. Of course, the water is tested daily and meets the government standard.
The children's playground has a paddling pool and activities for children.
14. Eindhoven Sport
Enjoy a day of swimming, enjoying the water, swimming lengths or therapeutic swimming. All swimmers can indulge themselves in going.
15. Landal Het Vennenbos
Are you not a bungalow guest, but would you like to come and swim for a day in the subtropical swimming paradise? Buy tickets and become a day guest at Landal Het Vennenbos! Rock along with the waves in the wave pool, whiz down the fast slides or relax in the whirlpool.
Several super fast slides
Whitewater course "Waikiki White Water Creek"
Complete water paradise with playground for the smaller guests
Outdoor swimming pool for the hot days
Whirlpool and solarium
16. Aquapark hetwaterskicentrum
The Aquapark is a floating obstacle course with obstacles ranging from easy to very challenging.
You can set your own itinerary at the Aquapark, so whether you're looking for adventure or just want to relax and have fun with family and friends - the Aquapark has something for everyone!
17. Zwemcentrum De Tongelreep
The thermal bath Zwemcentrum De Tongelreep Eindhoven is located in North Brabant in the Netherlands and is one of more than 1 bathing establishments in the Eindhoven area.
It has bathing lakes, beaches and outdoor pools that invite you to sunbathe and relax, especially for young parents, they are suitable for children.
The extensive facilities include swimming pool, outdoor swimming pool, plunge pool, paddling pool, whirlpool, wave pool.
A highlight of the bathing area is the water slide. The water slide is always an attraction for young and old. At full speed and with screams, it plunges into the cool water.
18. BillyBird Park Hemelrijk
A day at the beach? Come to BillyBird Park Hemelrijk and enjoy the clear blue water and the beautiful sandy beach. In high season there is supervision and a cozy beach bar.
A classic and Billy's favourite. Glide down from 15 meters with unprecedented speed! Boat slide Splash is a spectacular experience for young & old!
You will find the largest AquaFunPark in the Netherlands at BillyBird. Members pay only 4 euros and day guests 7.50 euros.
19. Prince Lake Holiday Resort
Located in the Brabantse Peel, Holiday Park Prinsenmeer offers entertainment for young and old. The perfect holiday destination all year round.
- Prinsenhof Plaza
- Subtropical swimming paradise
- Beach pool with sunbathing area and slides
- Indoor playground
- Recreation for children and teenagers
Subtropical swimming paradise
In the indoor swimming pool there are many fun water attractions for young and old. Sprayers, a water cannon, bubble bench, super water slide, a toddler slide... There is plenty of water fun to be had! Would you like to clear your mind for a moment? Then relax in the hot whirlpool, Turkish steam bath and sauna.
- Baby/toddler pool
- Hot whirlpool
- Turkish bath
- Beach bath
You really don't have to go to the sea for a beach holiday! The extensive beach pool of Holiday Park Prinsenmeer has all the ingredients you are looking for, including a beautiful pirate ship. Enjoy the beautiful lawn where you can people watch or dream away with a good book.
- Sunbathing area
- Pedal boats
- Playground equipment
The slides at the lido are open in high season (July 9 to September 3), when the lifeguard is present.
20.Berkendonk recreation area
Berkendonk is a public recreation area on the east side of Helmond, which is accessible for free. The western part is used for beach and water activities such as sunbathing, swimming, surfing and sailing.
I hope these recommendations are helpful, Enjoy!!!! Let us know your experience.
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