Information about Het Hofbad swimming pool

Het Hofbad is the most state-of-the-art swimming pool in The Hague. The swimming pool has a 50-metre pool, 4 diving boards and a 5-metre high diving tower. There is also an instruction pool, a paddling pool, a large recreational pool with a 60-metre long slide, a whirlpool and wild water creek.

Everybody 14 years and older must have a personal swimming pass in order to enter The Hague's municipal swimming pools. Do you not yet have a swimming pass? You can have a pass made on the spot at any swimming pool by showing a valid ID. Read more about the free swimming pass.

Address & contact details

Zwembad het Hofbad
Ypenburgse Boslaan 30
2496 ZA The Hague
Telephone: (015) 310 83 96


The municipality would like to ensure that everybody at the pool has a pleasant experience and feels safe. This is why there are a number of swimming pool house rules. Are you planning to visit the pool? Make sure you know the house rules and abide by them.

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      Competition pool

      Het Hofbad is suitable for international water polo competitions. It is the first indoor 50-metre competition pool in The Hague. The pool is designed for tournaments and training activities for national and regional selection events. The grandstands can seat 500 people.


      The canteen in Het Hofbad swimming pool is a place where everybody is welcome. Come for a cup of coffee, but also for a lunch or breakfast in the weekend. You can find the brasserie on the 2nd floor. You may not bring your own food or drinks.

      Events and meetings

      In addition to the daily opening hours of the swimming pool, they also provide support during events and meetings. Make your event, meeting or birthday party complete with one of their extensive catering possibilities.

      For orders, appointments, birthday parties or questions, you can contact the canteen at Het Hofbad swimming pool by sending an email to or calling tel. 015 364 62 99.

      Opening hours

      The brasserie is open during recreational swimming hours and on the evenings when the swimming clubs use the swimming pool.

      Public transport 

      You can reach the swimming pool by taking Tram 15 (Gruttosingel stop) and 19 (Weidevogellaan stop) or Bus 30 (Laan van Nootdorp stop). You can also take the train to Den Haag Ypenburg.


      Parking is available at the swimming pool.

      Disabled access

      Het Hofbad swimming pool offers disabled access. There is a separate room with a shower, toilet and changing room. There is also a special wheelchair/shower chair which you can use to get to the swimming pool. You can then be lifted into the water using the disabled hoist.

      Changing room

      A free changing room is available, but you can also store your clothing and personal items in a locker. The price for locker hire is € 0.50.


      Here you find the rates for The Hague's swimming pools. The Ooievaarspas reduction card entitles you to a discount of approximately 50%.

      Contact and more information

      The Sport-info-line gives you information about sports in The Hague. For example, if you would like to know more about sports activities or clubs in your neighbourhood.

      Feedback welcome

      Het Hofbad swimming pool values your opinion. Do you have any tips or remarks or are you missing information on the website? Send an e-mail to with the heading ‘Hofbad swimming pool/my remarks'.

      Vertrouwenspunt Sport

      If you experience sexual intimidation, bullying, discrimination, insults, threats or abuse at the swimming pool, please contact the Vertrouwenspunt Sport of the NOC*NSF.

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          Published: 14 April 2017Modified: 14 March 2019