I should keep this one a secret since I love to come here and have a swim during the first, quiet couple of days after they open in June.
De Molen is a 50 metres open air and heated swimming pool. I recently took my nephew out for a swim. He is a bit impatient and it’s still a good 20 minutes by foot once you reach Antwerp Left Bank. No worries though. There’s an ice cream van waiting for us when we leave the subway and walking near the Schelde, I can enjoy the view while he works his way through the different playgrounds along the way.
I especially like to go when it’s not that hot because then it’s not so crowded. Last time we practically had the place to ourselves. The pool is built on a higher level so you can see the boats pass by on the river next to the swimming pool. Really nice!
Afterwards I’m in such a vacation mode that I’ll pick a nice restaurant next to the swimming pool. Mussels, fries and the Schelde in front of me. Just perfect!