Despite Holland's unforgiving and unpredictable climate, outdoor pools do exist in Amsterdam. And despite the meteorological facts of life, there are still enough people in the Netherlands who believe that one week of sunlight merits the construction of public swimming pools. Fortunately, the Brediusbad is a heated pool located in a pleasant green area. The pool is open until the beginning of September and in summer it hosts as many kids and parents as it can. Bear in mind that the noise can be deafening at times, but the group lessons might offer some consolation.