Outdoor swimming pools in Luxembourg
As the temperatures soar, a day outside by the pool is mighty tempting. Luckily, Luxembourg has a great many outdoor swimming pools (some of them heated). We've put them together for you to test out this summer.
Vianden outdoor pool
Worth visiting just for its location, on the hillside overlooking the town, Vianden's outdoor pool has plenty of parking, two pools to choose from and is open from May until 1 September up to 19:00 or 20:00 hours on most days. There's plenty of space to set out towels on the lawns that surround the pool, or under a shady tree, and there's a small water slide to keep kids occupied. The pool is heated, and costs €5 (adults) and €3 (children).
Troisvierges heated open air pool
Head to the very north of Luxembourg for the outdoor pool at Troisvierges Leisure Centre which was renovated in 2016. It includes features such as a lazy river (where the current moves you), a bubbles and fountain area, and a 45m yellow slide. Two smaller pools are reserved for children with water jets and a smaller slide. Water is kept at a constant temperature of 27 degrees. Open daily from 10:00 to 19:00 from 25 May to 1 September, prices are €4 (adults), €3 (children aged 13-18 years) and €2 (children aged 4-12 years).
Remich outdoor pool
This huge outdoor pool in the wine-region combines lane swimming and diving with areas to just splash around cleverly in one basin. There's a small waterslide and a space for little ones, and the pool is set in a park so you can install yourself under a shady tree if you plan to stay all day. There is a small shop and a terrace and it's open daily from 10:00 to 20:00 from May to early September, prices are €7 (adults) and €4 (children).
An Olympic-sized swimming pool where the roof can open and close in seven minutes and the front façade opens to reveal gardens, Piko in Rodange is ideal if you want to hedge your bets weather wise. Kids can enjoy the 80-metre slide and there are smaller shallow pools for those who can't swim yet. You can stay the whole day for €5 (adults) and €3.50 (children over 5 years), or get a family pass for just €10. In the summer holidays it is open every day.
Grevenmacher open air pool
In a beautiful green setting, right by the Moselle River, you'll find the large Grevenmacher open air swimming pool, which really is several conjoined pools with a small slide, diving board and a separate paddling pool for younger children. Open from the end of May, daily from 10:00 to 19.30 (20:00 in June and July), entry costs €7 (adult) and €4 (children below 18 years). Although some forms of shorts are acceptable, you cannot swim in long Bermuda shorts (check the website for pictorial details).
Dudelange open air pool
Two large pools, one with a slide, and two smaller splash paddling pools, this complex is set in a shady green park which also has a beach volleyball court. Open from May (check schedule for exact times), and during the school summer holidays it's open daily from 10:00 to 20:00. Admission is €5 (adults) and €2.50 (children).
Head south when the temperatures soar to Aquasud's 2000m² sandy beach and green spaces and a dip or a few laps in the two pools (33m and 21m). There's also a water slide, an aquatic play area and several fun water features. Open daily from 12:00 to 20:00, with extended hours during the school holidays. Entry costs €5 (adults) and €4 (children aged 4-14 years) but be aware Bermuda-style swim shorts are not allowed.
Hesper Park Beach Club
If you're looking for more of a club Tropicana feel then head to Hesperange, and the Beach Club which is open from early June to end August. Part of Hesper Park with food (including BBQ grills) provided by the restaurant, the pool is open from 11:00 to 20:00, but you can grab a drink or bite to eat until 22:00. A big attraction is that you can order food anytime of the day.
Alvisse Park Hotel
Relax in the shady gardens surrounding the Alvisse Park Hotel's outdoor pool, open from mid-May (depending on the weather) from 10:00 to 19:00 daily. There's a paddling pool for younger children and you can grab a bite to eat at the restaurant "La Veranda". Prices are €6 (adults) and €3 (children aged 1-10 years). Located on the Weimerskirch/Eich slopes the hotel has plenty of parking spaces.
Les Thermes, Strassen
Although the outdoor pool at Les Thermes is quite small, it is surrounded by a huge garden complete with sun-loungers and shady pavilions. Inside kids can try out the slides and wave machine, plus there's a fast food place serving pizza. Outside a kiosk serves cold drinks and ice creams. It's popular with teenagers.
Mondorf freshwater pool
Relax on a sun lounger with a glass of juice around the freshwater outdoor pool heated to 28 degrees, part of the wellness spa at Mondorf Domaine Thermal, where you can combine some poolside relaxation with a spa treatment or a sauna. Day rates start at €40.
Reidener Schwemm, Redange-sur-Attert
Fair-sized outdoor pool with a wave ball and a bubble bench providing neck and back massages. There's a long waterslide for a bit of added fun, and sun loungers as well as green spaces to set up a picnic. The premise has a sauna and a brasserie for drinks and snacks. Open in the weekday from noon to 21:00 (Mondays and Fridays it closes from 14:00 to 16:00) and at weekends from 10:00 to 18:00. You can pay for an hour (€4 adults, €3 children) or the whole day (€9.50 adults and €6.50 children).
Syrdall Schwemm Neideranvan
The outdoor pool is not big, but it has a lovely setting in green surrounds with sun loungers. Like Les Thermes, children can take advantage of the indoor slide and diving boards. Opening times vary, and you can pay for 1.5 or 2 hours, or take a full day ticket with prices ranging from €4.50-8.50 (adults) and €2.50-6,00 (children aged 5-15 years).
Camping grounds with pools
Beaufort camping plage has a 50m slide, water cannons, an artificial stream, a fountain and offers wifi. Set in a green space flanked by forests with hiking trails, the cost to use the pool is €5.50 per person.
Aquapark Kaul just outside of Wiltz has a large heated outdoor pool and a pool for smaller children. Part of the camp site of the same name, there are also playgrounds, a bike course, beach volleyball and an onsite restaurant. It's open from June to mid-September from 12:00 to 18:00 and costs €4 (adults), €2 (children aged 5-12 years), with sun loungers costing €5 to rent.
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