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Notification of swimming pool or recreational lake construction

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Netherlands Enterprise Agency, RVO

If you want to construct, extend or alter a swimming pool in the Netherlands that affects the layout and set-up with regards to the water treatment or the maximum number of visitors, you must notify the provincial authorities. The notification requirement applies not only to the pool itself, but also to the land and buildings belonging to it. You also have to notify the authorities if you intend to operate a recreational lake.

You have to notify:

  • public swimming pools
  • swimming pools in for example hotels, sauna's and camping sites
  • medical bathing facilities
  • paddling pools
  • swimming facilities in surface water, such as recreational lakes

Submitting the notification

If you do not need a permit, you must submit the notification 3 months before starting your building activities. Sometimes you will also need an All-in-one Permit for Physical Aspects (omgevingsvergunning) for these activities. If so, you must submit the notification 3 months before you apply for the permit. Please contact your provincial authority for more information.

Online application procedure via Message Box

Using Message Box, you can notify your provincial authority of the construction, extension or alteration of a swimming facility. Message Box is a secure email system that enables you as an entrepreneur to exchange digital messages with Dutch government agencies.

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