Vereniging Flevoparkbad

Meer mensen laten genieten van het beste buitenbad van Amsterdam

The Flevoparkbad Lido makes a splash

The Flevoparkbad Lido Association (Dutch: Vereniging Flevoparkbad) aims to give as many people as possible the opportunity to come and swim and relax at the most beautiful open air swimming pool in Amsterdam. The Association was formed by a group of people who love this fantastically situated lido in the eastern part of Amsterdam. Our goal is to get as many people as possible to enjoy the Flevoparkbad Lido. For that we organise swimming and other events around the pool and are always looking to extend these activities. We also try to get as much publicity as possible for the Flevoparkbad Lido and the events organised there.
The activities started in early 2014. In that year over 500 members joined the Flevoparkbad Lido Association. In 2015 our membership grew expansively to over 1000, in 2016 to 1350. The more people join or support us, the bigger the chance that we can achieve our goal.

dinsdag vroegEarly Swimming and Evening Swimming

For the fourth consecutive year we are organising Early Swimming and Evening Swimming: lane swimming in our 50 metre long pool early in the morning or in the evening. These extra hours are possible thanks to dozens of active members who help out as volunteers on reception and as authorised lifeguards. During the summer season (starting on 24 April 2017) you can swim your laps at the following times:

  • Monday to Friday: 6:30 am to 9:30 am
  • Monday to Thursday (not on Friday):  6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
  • If on Mondays to Thursdays temperatures are 25 degrees or more the lido will sometimes stay open to the public until 7:00 pm with the last entry at 6:30 pm.  There is no Evening Swimming for members on those days. You can check the official website of the city council or call 020-692 50 30.
These opening hours nicely supplement the regular opening times for the entire pool as provided by the city council of Amsterdam:
  • Monday to Friday: 10:00 am to 5:30 pm. Last entry at 5:00 pm.
  • Saturday and Sunday: 10:00 am to 5:30 pm. Last entry at 5:00 pm.

Special activities

freediveIn collaboration with the lido and other parties, we run special activities in and around the pool to get publicity for the lido and to attract more people who live in the neighbourhoods around it. For instance, on 8 May 2016 Alderman Eric van der Burg opened the photography exhibition ‘Ode to the Flevopark Lido’. We also offer a range of weekly courses such as Swim4fit swimming and Yoga. And hopefully we’ll see the return of the Midsummer Night Swim and the Flevo Film Festival.

Membership

IMG_0146By becoming a member you show your support for the lido. Moreover, you can enjoy all the activities organised by our association. To start with, you can come to the lido for an early morning swim or an evening dip. These early and late swimming hours are reserved for members only. Membership is € 10.00 per year. For the early morning and evening hours you will also need a season ticket or a twelve swim ticket. A members’ season ticket costs € 81.40 in 2017. The price is the same as a regular season ticket but part of the proceeds go to our association, which means more support! To become a member, fill out the form at the bottom of this page.

Frequently asked questions

Can I stay in the pool between the end of the Early Morning Swimming hours and the start of the regular opening hours?
Yes, but you must leave the water at 9.30am because there are no lifeguards at that time. Our volunteers finish at 9.30am and the pool’s regular lifeguards do not start until 10am. But you can wait that half hour near the café where they serve good coffees.
Can I enter the lido before Evening Swimming begins?
Sometimes members like to come early but find reception closed. Please remember that our association is run by volunteers only. The receptionists and the lifeguards are all active members who do this work as volunteers.
Are there special rules of conduct during the Early Morning and Evening Swimming hours?
Yes, in addition to the general rules of decency and responsibility, there are few rules that apply, partly due to the liability of the volunteers and our association.
  • Changing in and out of swimwear is permitted only in the changing rooms and not at the poolside.
  • You may only swim in the 50-metre pool because this is the pool we rent, not the shallow arm of the pool.
  • Always do what the lifeguards ask you, like leave the pool because of thunder, only fast swimmers in fast lane.
  • When Early Morning and Evening Swimming hours are over, you must leave the lido, including the lawns.
  • Under 16s must be supervised in the water by their parent or adult (16+).
How can I pay for a ticket during Early Morning and Evening Swimming hours?
  • You can pay in cash or pin with your debit card. Alternatively, you can pay the money into our bank account via your mobile phone. This is why we offer a season or twelve swim ticket.
  • You can buy shower coins (€ 0.50) at reception to use the six hot showers.
  • You will need a regular € 0.50 coin for the lockers (refundable). We do our best to keep a stack of € 0.50 coins at reception but they’re often in demand so we may not always have them available.

Registration Flevoparkbad Lido Association

Please complete the Dutch registration form to register as a member. English version will be online soon. Mandatory fields have an asterisk. You will receive an email to confirm your membership.
If you do not receive this email promptly, please first check your spam folder and then send an email to the members’ registration at ledenadministratie@verenigingflevoparkbad.nl asking them to check your email address and to send the confirmation.
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