Are you stressing out? Then do elope to ‘Boekenberg park.’ Allow me to cut to the chase. Summer blesses our Belgian shores for a brief span of two, maybe three months at the most. So when the sun is shining, we crawl out of our prehistoric caves to satisfy our urge for a chlorine-free swim. Hence, I prefer this natural setting.
This small body of water is one of Europe’s biggest ecological swimming ponds. It is located a bit outside our enchanting city centre, but you can easily get there using public transportation. Tram four or nine are your best options. Just make sure that you get off at the stop that is named Cruyslei. It is well worth the jaunt.
The entrance is free, but when it is crowded you can only stay in the water for approximately 15 minutes at a time. The limited number of swimmers can be a bit of a disappointment at times, but remember that happiness is only real when shared. Don’t be a diva!
Any time of the year, you can also enjoy a relaxing walk in the green wealth, referred to as ‘Boekenberg Park’ that surrounds this escape. So bring the right gear, claim your spot on the grass and enjoy this delightful environmental friendly pool. You can go for a swim until Sunday September 16th this year.