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BAD BUITEN, TAKE A DIP IN THE OPEN AIR!Amsterdam
Korte Ouderkerkerdijk 7
In summer, after a day exploring the streets of the city, what is better than making the most of the mild evening and enjoying an open air swim?
Mum, the pool is floating!
Following the example of pool-boats in Paris and Berlin, Bad Buiten (literally translated "outside pool") is a real attraction. Moored along a quayside, this blue azure pool, 18 x 5 metres in size floats on the Amstel river! Next to a bar and a pretty shaded terrace, it's the perfect place to relax. The journey there made us thirsty. So before changing into our swimsuits (yes, of course there are cabins where you can change in complete privacy) and taking a dip, an organic fruit juice is a welcome refreshment.
A swim "with a view"
One thing's for sure, you don't get bored at Bad Buiten. The view over the Amstel is unobstructed and there is always something to watch on the boats nearby. Comfortably nestled in a soft orange sofa, I take a break after an hour of excited squeals in the pool with the little one. Dad's turn now! It's warm and the swim has been refreshing. The lapping of the river adds to the relaxed feel. But now my two boys are out of the water...And after a nice shower, we're starving and order some delicious tapas and a croque-monsieur (guess who for?).
The pool is heated and only open in good weather (over 20º), from the end of May to September from 11 a.m. till 11 p.m. on weekdays and weekends. The bar and terrace are open whatever the weather on weekdays between 3 p.m. and 9 p.m..
Access to the terrace is free. Swimming pool entrance costs €4.
I’m the mother of two supercharged children. I’ve also been living a great love affair with Holland for the past 20 years! I’ll take you to places in Amsterdam that will make you feel good, where the products and the welcome are high quality and where, most importantly, you’ll never stress out. Ready to go?