Molenbeek Sports Center / Bassin Louis Namèche

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Updated April 14, 2020.

Facility Overview

Facility Name
Molenbeek Sports Center / Bassin Louis Namèche
Rue Van Kalck, 93, Molenbeek St. Jean
Brussels (Bruxelles), Brussels-Capital Region 1080
(02) 410 08 03

Adult Admission Price & Policy

Residents: €3.40; Senior Citizens €2.80. Non-residents: €5.00; Senior Citizens €4.00. [December, 2020]
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Full-Size, Year-Round Pools & Boards

Pool 1
50m x 22m, 8 lanes, 0.4m - 3.6m depth, indoors, 29ºC (84ºF).


A bit out of the way from downtown - from Place de Brouckere take bus #63 and get off at stop Joseph Baeck. It's a short walk from there.
Brussels-Capital Region
50.854169, 4.310605

Teams That Use This Facility

Masters Swim
Cercle de Natation de Bruxelles Atalante
See the Youth Swim team website, linked to its name, below.
Youth Swim
Click on the Team Name to view its website.

Facility Notes

The pool reopened in January, 2016, after a two year renovation. Unfortunately, the community has not seen fit to give it an informative and complete website. The 2018 price list can be found in PDF format HERE and 2016 prices and hours can be found in PDF format HERE.

Facility Reviews

…beautiful pool. Nicest shower/dressing room I've every used… But, no lap lanes, just a large pool with a rope to divide the shallow end from 50m of deeper pool.
People swim every which way, with little regard for circle swimming, staying off the lane ropes, or finding lanes with “like ability” swimmers. OK until DROVES (hundreds) of kids showed up and swarmed over all of the lanes. Get there before 1:30 PM on Fridays, when the kids start entering the water. 12 – 1:30 was adults and manageable.
I have been swimming here for the last three years and, in my opinion, the first two reviews bear little reflection to reality. The pool was build at the beginning of the 1970s, a major and high quality community project. Naturally, almost 45 years of use have left their mark and the current state is a bit run down. But the hygiene is impeccable and the staff spare no efforts. Lanes are generously sized; and early mornings are very relaxed, not crowded. After 9 AM some of the lanes are usually booked for school classes; and even then there is section for the general public. In the afternoons, there is also a window when there are not many people. Having said all that, the pool closes on 24/12/2013 for a major renovation which is going to last minimum two years.
[November, 2013]