Baden Sint-Joost / Piscine Saint-François

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Updated April 14, 2020.

Facility Overview

Facility Name
Baden Sint-Joost / Piscine Saint-François
St-Franciscusstraat 23-27, Saint-Josse-ten-Noode
Brussels (Bruxelles), Brussels-Capital Region 1210
(02) 479 65 37

Adult Admission Price & Policy

Residents: €2.00; non-residents €3.00. [June, 2023]
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Full-Size, Year-Round Pools & Boards

Pool 1
27m x 12.5m, 5 lanes, 0.75m - 3.5m depth, indoors, 28ºC (82ºF).


Brussels-Capital Region
50.856803, 4.365378

Teams That Use This Facility

We have no web links or contact information for teams that train at this facility.

Facility Notes

This classic, Art Deco pool closed for renovations in 2010 and did not reopen untll November, 2021!
When we checked the pool's website in February, 2022, our browser did not want to let us through, as it appears that the sites certificate (the thing that makes an "http" site, an "https" site) but we clicked through, which isn't something we recommend to others.

Facility Reviews

Unfortunately, this is not the greatest place to do laps. It’s a beautiful, historic building, but the 5 lane, 25m pool is more for leisurely swims than for working out. It’s busy (with a couple of the lanes occasionally taken up by classes), the lanes are very narrow (swimmers in my lane and the lanes next to me kept bumping into me), one side of the pool is only about 2-feet deep, so it’s hard to take off, let alone do flip turns. On a positive note, the pool temperature is good, the staff were friendly, it’s inexpensive, and it’s conveniently located less than a 10 min walk from the north train station.

For those that visit, be aware that they don’t accept credit cards. Also, swim caps are required for everyone. After paying the entry fee, you go up the stairs to a coed room where everyone puts their shoes in lockers (lockers cost a refundable 0.5€, but you can also just keep your shoes in your bag). You then walk barefoot through a dirty foot washing pool to the main pool area where they have individual free “cabins.” You change and leave your things in your personal cabin (there’s a guard there and they open up your cabin when you return), and head down a slippery spiral staircase to get to the pool. The only showers are at the poolside. Everyone just swims in whatever lane they choose, with no separation based on speed/skill.
[June, 2023]