FLOW is the outdoor pool in Brussels this summer !

Have you been desperately waiting for the chance to splash around in the water on a hot summer day in Brussels? When the weather is nice, would you like to get your bathing suit and spend the day in the water with your friends? Are you looking for a safe place to swim with your family in the open air without spending hours on the road? It is possible, this summer there is FLOW!

FLOW is an outdoor pool at the canal in Anderlecht. With dimensions of 17 x 7 m, it offers the possibility of real swimming. At the same time, the water will be sufficiently shallow to guarantee a safe water experience for young people and children. There are changing rooms, showers and everything that belongs to an outdoor pool. On the sun decks you can warm up after swimming and enjoy the atmosphere around the pool.

The pool is open for everyone in the afternoon, free of charge. You can book a time slot as from 3 days in advance at the pool or here on flow.brussels. Prior reservation is necessary to guarantee a pleasant and safe experience for all swimmers. There will be sessions for women only and swimming classes for children and adults. 

Swimming is only allowed in dedicated swimwear, the lifeguards will pay close attention, and children of 12 years and younger must be accompanied by an adult. 

Depending on the Covid measures in place you can experience an additional cultural program while swimming and in the evenings, more information soon on this website. 

FLOW is a small pool but a big step to bring back outdoor swimming to Brussels. If everything goes according to plan, you will be welcome in the water from 1st of July!

FLOW facts


July and August 2021


Pont Pierre Marchant / Digue du Canal, Anderlecht (Google Maps link)

How to get there:

By metro 1&5 (Saint Guidon), bus 87 (Petite Île) or by bicycle

Free reservations:

At the pool or soon here on flow.brussels



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FLOW is a swimming pool project by POOL IS COOL in collaboration with Decoratelier, Art2Work, FIX, Ecoworks en Speculoos + Variable, with cultural programs by Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Zinnema and Cinema Galeries.

Kunstenfestivaldesarts is an especially important partner of FLOW as co-producer, financial sponsor and organizer of the artistic installation and performance "What happens with a dead fish?" by Lina Lapelyte during the opening week.

FLOW is supported by the Flemish Government, the VGC, the Brussels Government, the Commune of Anderlecht, Bruxelles Environnement, Bruxelles Mobilité, urban.brussels, the Port of Brussels and the sponsors Quartier Biestebroeck asbl, De Badlakens and Inter-Beton / Heidelbergcement Benelux.

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