Swimming in the thirties

Rotterdam Daily Photo: Swimming in the thirties
Rotterdam Daily Photo: Swimming in the thirties

Today I will show you a swimming pool opened in 1937, the Sportfondsenbad Noord or known by the people of this neighbourhood as the Van Maanenbad, named after the street where the pool is located. One of the main and special features was the roof that could be opened, nowadays this doesn’t function anymore. The pool is classified as a monument and restored to its former glory in 2014 – 2015. Note the flag of Rotterdam – green/white/green – in the left upper corner!

N.B. A Sportfonds swimming pool was financed by a savings system for members and shareholders.

Author: Richard

Born in Rotterdam, Kralingen. Living there now for more then 55 years. Working in public transport so I enjoy the city everyday...

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