Provincial domain De Nekker

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De Nekker offers a lake to swim and a separate lake for kids with a playground IN the water! And also playgrounds for all ages, an indoor pool and more

Practical stuff


There is a lake where you can swim with a sandy beach. There is also a separate lake for kids with a playground IN the lake!

There are playgrounds for all ages, from toddlers to older kids

There is a climbing parcours for older kids and skateboard ramps

There is also an indoor swimming pool and a cinema

Practical stuff

*Open every day but closed for 2 weeks during Christmas vacations
*De Nekker starts charging entrance in April and until 31st of August. Entrance is paid on Wednesday and weekend April to June and every day June to September. You can see the exact dates here
*You also need to have your ID with you to access De Nekker as of 12 years old between 01.04 and 31.08
*Also you need to book tickets in advance when the lakes are open for swimming (Wednesday and weekends in spring, every day as of June)
*You can book your tickets for the recreation areas here
*You can book your ticket for the indoor swimming pool here
*You can stay in huts also there
*They also provide stages, you can find more info here
*There is a frituur and a restaurant with an indoor playground
*Stroller friendly, wheelchair friendly
*Toilets available as in all provincial domains
*Parking: free outdoor parking at the main entrance

De Nekker is one of the best provincial domains close to Brussels – check the post to see the rest!

Best provincial domains close to Brussels

A provincial domain is an oasis for families. Lots of green, playgrounds, cafés… Some have farm animals and some have kids friendly swimming pools too. All places mentioned below are about half an hour from Brussels – and it’s really worth the drive!


Just 25 minutes drive from Schuman, Brussels

De Nekker – Provinciaal Sport- en Recreatiecentrum
Nekkerspoel-Borcht 19, 2800 Mechelen
015 55 70 05



All places mentioned above are also gathered on the map!
Indoor and outdoor activities, kids friendly cafés/ restaurants, hotels and more all under separate layers


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