Category: Lakes & Beaches

Swimming in Amsterdam

The Netherlands has been enjoying excellent summer weather — albeit with an ongoing drought as well. It looks like we’re in for a heatwave this week — and the warm weather is expected to continue for several weeks.

Want to cool off in the water?There are plenty of places to swim in Amsterdam — from official swimming pools and nature areas to wild swimming holes.

Plus: a look at the legality (and dangers) of swimming in the canals, rivers and channels.

Caution: blue-green algae has been found in some open water swimming spots. Check the Amsterdam Swimming Water Quality Map.