Swimming pool house rules

The municipality would like everybody to be able to enjoy The Hague's swimming pool facilities and feel safe. This is why there are a number of house rules. Are you planning to go swimming? Please read these rules carefully and make sure you follow them.

The house rules

Are you 14 years or older and are you visiting the swimming pool for the first time? Then you must be able to show a valid ID at the cash desk. You will then get a personal swimming pass. This pass replaces the required ID during a subsequent visit to the swimming pool. You must take the swimming pass along each time you visit the swimming pool.

A diploma and 18+

You may swim only in swimwear.

Children without a swimming certificate are required to wear inflatable armbands or a life jacket and may only go in the pool if they are accompanied by somebody who is:

  • 18 years or older
  • can swim well
  • will also go into the pool (in swimwear)
A diploma and 18+

You may not wear unprotected shoes in the pool area or in the barefoot section by the changing rooms.

no shoes

Running is not permitted in the pool area.

no running

Glassware is not permitted in the pool area.

no glass

Store your valuables and clothing in the lockers or cloakroom cupboards.


We are watching over you and your property.

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Other important rules

  • Always follow staff instructions.
  • Verbal abuse and/or physical violence will not be tolerated.
  • Intimacy of any kind, whether desired or undesired, will not be tolerated.
  • You may not be in the changing rooms or by the lockers and cloakroom cupboards without a valid reason.
  • The management is not liable for any loss, damage and/or theft of your personal property.
  • The management is not liable for physical injury in and around the premises.

In addition to the house rules above, the swimming pools themselves have a number of their own house rules. You can find these posted in the swimming pool.

Published: 18 September 2017Modified: 4 March 2019