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“If you're not swimming, just go for the view and a drink” 4 of 5 stars
Review of De Badboot

De Badboot
Kattendijkdok | Visestraat 2, Antwerp 2000, Belgium
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Ranked #66 of 114 things to do in Antwerp
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Antwerp
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
“If you're not swimming, just go for the view and a drink”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

The area looks like an abandoned part of the old port, but the badboot is a very nice place. And if you're not swimming, just go for a drink. It's not exactly the cheapest place, but the views are nice and it feels like you're on a real ship.

Visited July 2013
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 attraction reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
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“Movie night in a pool on a boat in the dock of Antwerp”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

Still a bit mind boggling, come to think of it. The pool boat is a bit of a hike from the city centre, as even the nearest Velo station is a bit of a walk. The movies in the Cinema Urbana program can be nice, but I must say that booking a 4E inflatable lounge chair wasn't a great deal as the pool deck gets full with them and the staff didn't blow enough up. But grumbles aside, I had a great experience!

Visited July 2013
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Kontich, Belgium
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“Nice when the weather allows it”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

We had a very nice swim. Some points to remark are the fact that it was really hot weather. They were very busy, so you only get a marked time for your swim. The water was rather cold.

Visited August 2012
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Edegem
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“strange feelings”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

while you swim in the boat you have the impression you are crossing teh river Schelde. In winter the swimming pool is turned into an ice skating rink.

Visited July 2012
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Antwerp, Belgium
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“one of Antwerp's best swimming pools!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012

Antwerp is a city with very good swimming facilities, one of the best equipped in Europe. You have nice pools like Boekenberg Parkpool, the Art Deco Veldstraat pool with it's fantastic herb pools and you have the Olympic Wezenberg pool.
With this pool, who has been opened in june 2012 we got one more fantastic pool. When you are swimming you swim it looks as you are doing it in the dock! It's a pool on a boat in a dock.
And you get spectacular views on the new Eilandje Quarter with it's new build towers, a lot are still under construction, just like the new Port Centre designed by Zaha Hadid.

Visited August 2012
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