Where to enjoy water in Belgium

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All you need to enjoy the water wth kids in Belgium! Happy summer!! Read on for places to enjoy the water with kids in Belgium from swimming pools and water parks to beaches and kayaking, and lots of practical tips to plan ahead your visit

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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:

Water parks

Center Parcs

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!

Here are some photos to give you an idea of what Center Parcs offer

Center Parcs De Vossemeren

Center Parcs De Vossemeren is perfect for kids with a big indoor water park and a huge indoor playground. Indoor water park, indoor and outdoor playgrounds, farm for kids, activities

See more info and prices here

Center Parcs Erperheide

Center Parcs Erperheide is suitable for younger kids. It is smaller than Center Parcs De Vossemeren, so it’s a good choice for toddlers. Indoor waterpark, indoor playground, activities

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Center Parcs De Haan

Center Parcs De Haan is relatively new. It is close to the beach and right next to a play forest. De Haan itself is one of the nicest towns along the Belgian coast. Indoor water park, indoor and outdoor playgrounds, activities

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Center Parcs Les Ardennes

Center Parcs Les Ardennes is at a good location to enjoy nature in the Belgian Ardennes throughout the year. It is also amazing if you are looking for a weekend in the snow – see our guide on where to enjoy snow in this case! Indoor water park, indoor and outdoor playgrounds, activities

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Center Parcs Terhills

It 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 cable park with an inflatable aquapark, where you can book a session for an hour. While it lacks in kids’ activities compared to the rest of Center Parcs, nature around there is beautiful


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


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

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

Provincial domains

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. There is also an inflatable aquapark! All these just 20 minutes away from Brussels!

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

Provincial domain Halve Maan

Halve Maan is 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 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 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 De Steer

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 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

Provincial domain De Gavers Harelbeke

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

Provincial domain De Lilse Bergen

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

Provincial domain 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

Provincial domain 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!


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


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

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

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)

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

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


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!

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
+32 56 44 11 55

See under Indoor swimming pools for the full list of Lago pools

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


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

Piscine BL’A

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

Sportcity Woluwe

Swimming pool with small play area for younger kids
Av. Salomé 2, 1150 Woluwe-Saint-Pierre, Belgium
+32 2 773 18 20


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

Closest Lago to Brussels is Lago Grimbergen and Lago Lier

LAGO CLUB Grimbergen Pierebad

Indoor pool with small play area and a water slide
Ringlaan 25, 1853 Grimbergen, Belgium
+32 2 882 38 00

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

LAGO Beveren De Meerminnen

Swimming pool with play area for kids, indoor and outdoor pool
Pastoor Steenssensstraat 108a, 9120 Beveren, Belgium
+32 3 750 35 00

LAGO Gent Rozebroeken

Indoor swimming pool with play area for kids, small outdoor pool
Victor Braeckmanlaan 180, 9040 Gent, Belgium
+32 9 335 28 88

LAGO Mons Piscine du Grand Large

Indoor and outdoor swimming pool with play area for kids
Av. de la Sapinette 20, 7011 Mons, Belgium
+32 65 22 08 30

LAGO Brugge Olympia

Indoor and outdoor swimming pool with play area for kids
Doornstraat 110, 8200 Brugge, Belgium
+32 50 67 28 70

LAGO Pelt Dommelslag

Indoor swimming pool with play area for kids, small outdoor pool
Dommelslagdreef 12, 3900 Pelt, Belgium
+32 11 60 64 44

LAGO Wetzlarbad Eupen

Indoor swimming pool with play area for kids, outdoor pool
Hütte 56, 4700 Eupen, Belgium
+32 87 72 72 20

LAGO Kortrijk Weide

Indoor swimming pool with play area for kids, outdoor pool
Nelson Mandelaplein 19, 8500 Kortrijk, Belgium
+32 56 44 11 55

LAGO Sint-Truiden

Indoor swimming pool with play area for kids, outdoor pool
Olympialaan 10, 3800 Sint-Truiden, Belgium
+32 11 19 99 00


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 are Sportoase Halle, Leuven and Braine-le-Comte

Sportoase Halle

Swimming pool with play area for kids
Nederhem 35, 1500 Halle
+32 2 302 70 30

Sportoase Leuven

Indoor swimming pool with play area for kids
Philipssite 6, 3001 Leuven
+32 16 74 07 40

Sportoase Braine-le-Comte

Swimming pool with play area for kids
Rue d’Horrues 53b, 7090 Braine-le-Comte, Belgium
+32 67 69 00 20

Sportoase Knokke-Heist

Swimming pool with play area for kids
Duinenwater 43, 8300 Knokke-Heist, Belgium
+32 50 67 29 20

Sportoase be-MINE Beringen

Swimming pool with play area for kids
Koolmijnlaan 189, 3582 Beringen, Belgium
+32 11 71 21 10

Sportoase Zwem.com, Oudenaarde

Swimming pool with play area for kids
Prins Leopoldstraat 91, 9700 Oudenaarde, Belgium
+32 55 60 11 00

Sportoase Elshout

Swimming pool with play area for kids
Zwembadweg 7, 2930 Brasschaat, Belgium
+32 3 289 28 90

Sportoase Stede Akkers

Swimming pool with play area for kids
Katelijnestraat 31, 2320 Hoogstraten, Belgium
+32 3 334 40 60

Sportoase De Lijster

Swimming pool with play area for kids
Lijsterstraat 1, 1840 Londerzeel, Belgium
+32 52 57 20 00

Sportoase Groot Schijn

Swimming pool with play area for kids
Ruggeveldlaan 488, 2100 Antwerpen, Belgium
+32 3 339 49 70

Sportoase De Lo Heist-op-den-Berg

Swimming pool with play area for kids
Lostraat 70 A, 2220 Heist-op-den-Berg, Belgium
+32 15 64 61 60

Oostend Zwembad Brigitte Becue

Indoor pool with play area for kids
Northlaan 14, 8400 Oostende, Belgium
+32 59 25 88 40

Sunparks Oostduinkerke aan zee

Pool with a water slide, accommodation possible or day pass for the pool
Polderstraat 158, 8670 Koksijde, Belgium
+32 58 23 73 11

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

Water playgrounds

Provincial domain 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!


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

De Beemden

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


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

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. Nismes is a charming little village worth exploring. Fondry des Chiens is a unique rock formation in Belgium with beautiful nature around

Splash pads

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


*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

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


*Park Spoor Noord, 2060 Antwerp


*Library, Goswin de Stassartstraat 88, 2800 Mechelen


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

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

R. Borremansstraat 50, 3040 Huldenberg
+32 488 20 36 74


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


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


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

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

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


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

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 🙂



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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