Where to enjoy water in Belgium

Where to enjoy water

All you need to enjoy water! Happy summer!!
*All places mentioned below are also gathered on the map!

How to use the map
Provincial domains
Water parks
Lakes
Outdoor swimming pools
Indoor swimming pools
Water playgrounds
Splash pads
Kayak
Along the coast
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How to use the map

All places mentioned below are also gathered on the map!

*They are under the layer ‘Where to enjoy water’
*Tap on the upper left corner of the map!
Then you can switch off all other layers
Or leave the layers that are interesting to you. Then you can see also kids friendly cafes/restaurants, hotels, indoor or outdoor activities
*There is a short description what each of them offers exactly
*They are color coded:
Red = outdoor
Blue = indoor
Purple = both indoor and outdoor
Here is the legend:

Provincial domains

Hofstade

Hofstade is one of the most popular provincial domains and for good reasons; there is a lake for swimming with a playground on its beach and a café, also many playgrounds for all ages and a café next to them as well. There is also an inflatable aquapark! All these just 20 minutes away from Brussels!

Provincial domain Hofstade

Hofstade is one of the most popular provincial domains and for good reasons; there is a lake for swimming with a playground on its beach and a café, also many playgrounds for all ages and a café next to them as well. All these just 20 minutes away from Brussels!

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De Nekker

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

Provincial domain De Nekker

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

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Halve Maan

One of the best provincial domains: playgrounds, animals, mini cars, mini golf, kayaks, pedal boats and a huge, shallow outdoor pool with a playground for kids (and waterslides!)

Provincial Domain Halve Maan

One of the best provincial domains: playgrounds, animals, mini cars, mini golf, kayaks, pedal boats and a huge, shallow outdoor pool with a playground for kids (and waterslides!)

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Kessel-Lo

Kessel-Lo has an amazing new water playground and an outdoor heated pool. The other playgrounds are great too and there are some farm animals as well

Provincial Domain Kessel-Lo

Provincial domain Kessel-Lo offers playgrounds for all ages, a few farm animals, mini cars and a heated swimming pool in the summer

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Zilvermeer

There are so many playgrounds in Zilvermeer! You can swim in the lake, play at the water playground right next to it or enjoy the water slides

Provincial domain Zilvermeer

Named after its white sandy beach, Zilvermeer is perfect for the summer with the lake and water slides. There are also countless playgrounds!

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De Ster

De Ster has a lake where you can swim, water slides, an inflatable aquapark. There is also a big playground and a petting zoo. The huge air trampoline is pretty cool too!!

Provincial domain De Ster

De Ster has a lake where you can swim, water slides, an inflatable aquapark. There is also a big playground and a petting zoo. The huge air trampoline is pretty cool too!!

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Blaarmeersen

At Blaarmeersen you can swim in the lake, have fun at the water slides or at the playground next to the water. There is also a separate small lake for younger kids 

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De Gavers Harelbeke

You find awesome playgrounds and you can swim in the lake in the summer at De Gavers Harelbeke!

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De Lilse Bergen

De Lilse Bergen is a great place with a lake for outdoor swimming and lots of playgrounds by the lake

De Lilse Bergen

Great place with a lake for outdoor swimming and playgrounds by the lake

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Chevetogne

Chevetogne is a vast domain of 600 hectares with playgrounds, sports facilities, forests, lakes, gardens, a farm for kids.. There are also outdoor swimming pools

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Puyenbroeck

Puyenbroeck is a provincial domain with indoor and outdoor swimming pool, playgrounds for all ages and a lake. There is also a fun water playground!

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Water parks

Aqualibi

Aqualibi has water slides, wavy pool, kids area… Open year round and just half an hour from Brussels!

Aqualibi

Water slides, wavy pool, kids area… Open year round and just half an hour from Brussels!

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Plopsaqua De Panne

Plopsaqua De Panne is an indoor fun water park with water slides and water playgrounds for kids. This is 1.5 hour away from Brussels. There is also an amusement park and an indoor amusement park next to it. You can stay at the hotel on site

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Plopsaqua Hannut-Landen

Plopsaqua Hannut-Landen is an indoor water park. There is also an outdoor pool with play area for kids
Rue de Landen 187, 4280 Hannut
www.plopsaqualandenhannuit.be

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Centerparcs

All Centerparcs offer day tickets for their indoor water parks. There are play areas for toddlers and younger kids, water slides for older kids, crazy rivers and more!

Center Parcs De Vossemeren
Elzen 145, 3920 Lommel
+32 11 54 82 00
https://www.centerparcs.be/be-vl/belgie/fp_VM_vakantiepark-de-vossemeren

Center Parcs Erperheide
Erperheidestraat 2, 3990 Peer
+32 11 61 62 63
https://www.centerparcs.be/be-vl/belgie/fp_EP_vakantiepark-erperheide

Center Parcs De Haan
Wenduinesteenweg 150, 8420 De Haan
+32 50 42 95 96
https://www.centerparcs.be/be-vl/belgie/fp_HA_vakantiepark-park-de-haan

Center Parcs Les Ardennes
Rue de la Grotte 12, 6690 Vielsalm
+32 80 21 57 76
https://www.centerparcs.be/be-vl/belgie/fp_AR_vakantiepark-les-ardennes

Center Parcs Terhills has only a small indoor pool with a slide and an outdoor pool, not a water park like the rest of Center Parcs in Belgium. There is also a cablepark with an inflatable aquapark, where you can book a session for an hour.

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Lakes

Natural preserve Ter Heide

A sandy beach by the shallow lake and a terrasse with a playground next to it makes Ter Heide perfect for families. There are also deer at the other side of the lake. About half an hour from Brussels

Nature preserve Ter Heide

A sandy beach by the shallow lake and a terrasse with a playground next to it makes this spot perfect for families. There are also deer at the other side of the lake. And it’s so close to Brussels!

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Renipont

Renipont is a small, sandy beach with a slide and a restaurant next to the beach.

Renipont

A small, sandy beach with a slide and a restaurant next to the beach not far from Brussels

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Lac de Bambois

Go swimming, have fun at the play structures in the gardens, have an ice cream by the lake and enjoy a family game – you can easily spend the day at Lac du Bambois without getting bored! About an hour drive from Brussels

Lac de Bambois

Go swimming, have fun at the play structures in the gardens, have an ice cream by the lake and enjoy a family game – you can easily spend the day at Lac du Bambois without getting bored!

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Relais de Falemprise

Relais de Falemprise is a great place in the area of Lac de l’Eau d’Heure to spend a sunny day with the family. There are jumping castles (and a water slide!), pedal boats, a lake to swim, a frituur with a huge sandpit near the lake. This is 1.5 hour drive from Brussels, makes for a good weekend combined with other attractions of the area (linked in the post)

Relais de Falemprise

Relais de Falemprise is a great place in the area of Lac de l’Eau d’Heure to spend a sunny day with the family. There are jumping castles (and a water slide!), pedal boats, a lake to swim, a frituur with a huge sandpit near the lake

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Plate Taille at Lac de l’Eau d’Heure

Plate Taille at Lac de l’Eau d’Heure is a small plage suitable for younger kids with a beach bar and renting of water sports equipment. The water is shallow and the beach sandy. This is near Relais de Falemprise (which is much more fun with jumping castles and all). About 1.5 hour drive from Brussels

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Outdoor swimming pools

‘t Soete Dal

‘t Soete Dal is a family friendly outdoor swimming pool with a playground for all ages. There are also animals to pet (ponies, alpacas) and a restaurant by the pool. This is about an hour away from Brussels

‘t Soete Dal

‘t Soete Dal is a family friendly outdoor swimming pool with a playground for all ages. There are also animals to pet and a restaurant by the pool

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Oostduinkerke

This heated outdoor swimming pool has a smal play area for younger kids. It is right next to the beach of Oostduinkerke, where you can rent carts and have fun at the small playground. Oostduinkerke is also home to the Shrimp fishermen on horseback, a tradition for over 500 years that you can see only in Oostduinkerke nowadays!

Oostduinkerke

This is where you can see the Shrimp fishermen on horseback in action! It is also a nice place to spend the day with the long sandy beach, a heated outdoor swimming pool, a playground and ice cream!

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LAGO Kortrijk Abdijkaai

An outdoor swimming pool with play area for kids, small inflatable aquapark and a water slide. About 1 hour 10 minutes from Brussels
Abdijkaai 11, 8500 Kortrijk
https://www.lago.be/kortrijk-abdijkaai
+32 56 44 11 55

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This is just a selection of the outdoor swimming pool on the map!
There are many more outdoor swimming pools gathered there!

Indoor swimming pools


All swimming pools mentioned below and many more are gathered on the map
*They are under the ‘Where to enjoy water’ layer on the map
(so you can switch off all other layers and focus on them only)
*There is a short description what each of them offers exactly

Sportoase

You cannot go wrong with Sportoase pools! Most if not all have a play area for kids. Several Sportoase pools are gathered on the map!

The closest Sportoase to Brussels:
Sportoase Halle
Swimming pool with play area for kids
Nederhem 35, 1500 Halle
+32 2 302 70 30
www.sportoase.be

Sportoase Leuven
Indoor swimming pool with play area for kids
Philipssite 6, 3001 Leuven
+32 16 74 07 40
www.sportoase.be

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Lago

Lago pools are also pretty great. They have play areas for kids and some have an outdoor area as well.

Closest Lago to Brussels:

LAGO Lier De Waterperels
Swimming pool with indoor play area for kids, outdoor heated pool with water slides
Kazernedreef 100, 2500 Lier
+32 3 293 58 90
www.lago.be

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Espadon

Espadon has a small shallow pool for kids in the back with a few play structures
Rue des Champs 69/71, 1040 Etterbeek
etterbeeksport.be
+32 2 640 38 38

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Piscine BL’A

There is a play area for kids
Rue de Piraumont 160, 1420 Braine-l’Alleud
+32 2 850 14 10
piscinebla.recreatex.be

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There are many more indoor and outdoor swimming pools gathered on the map

Water playgrounds

Kessel-Lo

One of the best water playgrounds, if not the best, is at provincial domain Kessel-Lo. There are also playgrounds for all ages, a few animals, a lake and a heated outdoor swimming pool!

Provincial Domain Kessel-Lo

Provincial domain Kessel-Lo offers playgrounds for all ages, a few farm animals, mini cars and a heated swimming pool in the summer

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Hidrodoe

Hidrodoe is a fun and educative museum on water. Of course there is a water playground there!

Hidrodoe

A fun and educative science museum dedicated on water – perfect for kids!

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De Beemden

De Beemden is a wonderful water playground! There is a brasserie with a playground there too

De Beemden

Little natural playground in a park, lots of small bridges and a water playground

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Joekelbos

Joekelbos is the biggest speelbos (play area in forest) in Belgium. There is also a water playground in the middle of the forest!

Joekelbos

Joekelbos is the biggest speelbos in Belgium, highly recommended

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Jardin d’O

You can spend the day at Jardin d’O, the communal park with a castle, an amazing water playground,`pedalos, stepping stones and much more

Viroinval

Nismes is a charming little village worth exploring. You can spend the day at Jardin d’O, the communal park with a castle, an amazing water playground,`pedalos, stepping stones and much more. Fondry des Chiens is a unique rock formation in Belgium with beautiful nature around

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Splash pads

There are several splash pads in Brussels and other cities. All these and more are gathered on the map

Brussels

*Place Jean Rey, 1000 Bruxelles
*Place De Brouckère, 1000 Bruxelles
*Bourse, Rue Orts, 1000 Bruxelles
*Place Flagey, 1050 Bruxelles
*Place Jourdan, 1040 Etterbeek
*Place Fernand Cocq, 1050 Ixelles
*Place Saint-Lambert, 1200 Woluwe-Saint-Lambert
*Place Reine Astrid, 1090 Jette

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Place des Chasseurs Ardennais

Every Friday there is a market at the Chasseurs Ardennais square with lots of colorful fruits and food from different countries. There is a small playground and a little water play area where kids are splashing. This used to be one of our favorite spots to enjoy a glass of wine and we’re enjoying it now with kids in a different way

Chasseurs Ardennais Friday Market

Every Friday there is a market at the Chasseurs Ardennais square with lots of colorful fruits and food from different countries. There is a small playground and a little water play area where kids are splashing. This used to be one of our favorite spots to enjoy a glass of wine and we’re enjoying it now with kids in a different way

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Antwerp

*Park Spoor Noord, 2060 Antwerp

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Mechelen

*Library, Goswin de Stassartstraat 88, 2800 Mechelen

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Kayak

Near Brussels

There are several places where you can rent a kayak between Brussels and Leuven. All the places mentioned below are gathered on the map

*The Shelter
Stationsstraat 13, 3060 Bertem
+32 16 48 75 71
www.theshelter.be

*Dijle Floats Camp
Ophemstraat 95, 3050 Oud-Heverlee
+32 471 28 39 30
www.dijlefloats.be

*Duckwing
R. Borremansstraat 50, 3040 Huldenberg
+32 488 20 36 74
www.duckwing.be

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Dinant

The citadel offers a magnificent view of the city of Dinant and the river Meuse; you can reach it by cable car or by climbing 408 steps (!), visit the museums there and enjoy a drink at the terrasse with a panoramic view (and a playground next to it). There is also a boat tour on the Meuse, if you want to see Dinant from water. You can also rent kayaks at Dinant Evasion

Dinant Evasion
Rue du Vélodrome 15, 5500 Dinant
+32 82 22 43 97
www.dinant-evasion.be

Dinant

The citadel offers a magnificent view of the city of Dinant and the river Meuse; you can reach it by cable car or by climbing 408 steps (!), visit the museums there and enjoy a drink at the terrasse with a panoramic view (and a playground next to it). There is also a boat tour on the Meuse, if you want to see Dinant from water!

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Ghent

Ghent is a charming city with scattered medieval gems around its historical center. Rent a kayak to see the city from water!

Kayaks Korenlei Ghent
Sint-Michielsplein 21, 9000 Gent
+32 9 279 44 77
www.kajakskorenlei.be

Ghent

Ghent is a charming city with scattered medieval gems around its historical center
This is a walk to make the most out of Ghent in a day or two and enjoy the architectural gems and some museums

Bouillon

Bouillon is one of the most beautiful areas of Belgium. Check out the castle. Go for a gorgeous hike along the river. Enjoy Semois with a kayak

Kayaks La Vanne
Rue Léon Henrard 10, 5550 Vresse-sur-Semois
+32 61 50 13 87
www.kayakslavanne.be

Kayaks & Camping L’Ami Pierre Bouillon
Rue de Liboichant 11, 5550 Vresse-sur-Semois
+32 477 21 40 09
amipierre.be

Bouillon

The beautiful castle of Bouillon – plus a playground and ice cream!

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La Roche-en-Ardenne

La Roche-en-Ardenne is a small town next to the river Ourthe with a ruined medieval castle that was built on the ruins of a Roman fortified camp, a wildlife park, the Museum of the Battle of Ardennes. You can also rent a kayak

Ardenne Aventures
Rue de la Gare 4, 6980 La Roche-en-Ardenne
+32 84 41 19 00
www.ardenne-aventures.be

La Roche-en-Ardenne

A ruined medieval castle with a magnificent view of the valley of the river Ourthe and a wildlife park at a picturesque town

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Durbuy

Walk around ‘the smallest city’ in the world, Durbuy. Adventure Valley Durbuy is a great place to spend the day with treetop courses, climbing parcours, playgrounds and all types of adventure. You can also rent kayaks there

Adventure Valley Durbuy
Rue du Ry de Savon 24, 6940 Durbuy
+32 86 21 28 15
www.adventure-valley.be

Durbuy

A 4.3km hike around the most important touristic sights in Durbuy and info on ‘the smallest city’ in the world

Along the coast

*There is a huge post coming on the coast!!
There is already a ton of info on the map until that post is out 🙂

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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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