Freizeitsee Menzelen, Alpen
Between Alpen and Xanten lies the idyllic Freizeitsee Menzelen, surrounded by cycle and hiking routes. An approximately three kilometre long trail goes all around the lake. After a short hike, the cool lake with its white sandy beach and a small café invite you to sip a fresh cocktail to South American sounds.
Bettenkamper Meer, Moers
At the natural open-air swimming pool, bathing guests feel like they have gone back in time. Bettenkamper Meer in Moers on the Lower Rhine captivates with its 1920s setting. But people have been bathing here for much longer than that. 150 years ago, visitors were already splashing around in the Moersbach. The open air pool is part of the flowing waters, which means that the water remains pleasantly cool even on the hottest summer days. Out of the water, trees and beach chairs provide shade.
Kaarster Seen, Kaarst
A larger and a smaller lake in Kaart ensure that swimmers and other water sports enthusiasts do not get in each other’s way. On the larger lake, visitors sail, surf, fish and dive. The little lake is reserved for bathers: Here, you can relax on the sandy beach and sunbathing lawn, children can play safely in the separate non-swimmer area.
Wisseler See, Kalkar
Wisseler See in Kalkar combined the advantages of an outdoor pool with the natural swimming experience of a lake: The natural open air pool with its 60 metre long giant slide also invites you to relax on the sunbathing lawn and sandy beach right by the lake. Paddle boats can be hired at the beach for a tour of the lake. In addition you can also fish, dive, sail, row and surf here.
Eyller See, Kerken
People are not the only ones looking to cool down on warm days - man’s best friend also loves a cool swim. Because of this, Eyller See not only offers a beach pool for humans but also a special dog lawn with access to the water for our four-legged friends. Water sports enthusiasts can find the diving centre at the north west entrance, which also trains aspiring divers.
Blaue Lagune, Wachtendonk
At the Blaue Lagune, not only can visitors swim and relax on the sandy beach, an extensive range of leisure activities is also on offer: Among other things, the natural open air pool offers a waterskiing facility, trampolines, pitches for beach volleyball and soccer as well as a climbing garden. For a longer stay on balmy nights, tents, sleeping cabins and holiday homes can also be booked at the Lagune.
Effelder Waldsee, Wassenberg
Amici Beachclub is the name of the natural open air pool at Effelder Waldsee, and promises to make you feel like you are on holiday when you are there. Bathers can lie on the beach or swim in the waters of the lake, waterski, wakeboard or even go diving. The Aquapark also offers adventurous bathers waterslides, trampolines, climbing towers and diving platforms.
Nordsee and Südsee, Xanten
Nowhere else are Nordsee and Südsee as close together as in Xanten. At Südsee, there is a beach pool that offers bathing guests carefree summer days by the water. At Nordsee directly opposite, not only is there a sailing school but also the opportunity to waterski or drive an electric, fun or paddle boat, to surf, dive or do some stand up paddling.