The VUB sports complex on the Brussels Engineering, Sciences & Humanities campus is the organizational center for the extensive range of sports that students, staff and externals can take part in.
The VUB sports department deals with everything that has a link with sports, exercise and health at the University. The staff at our reception will be happy to help you with all your questions about sport on our campuses.
The sports center itself has accommodations that are suitable for various indoor and outdoor sports. For example, there is a complete fitness center, two large omnisport halls, a dojo and of course our newly renovated swimming pool. And of course there are also facilities that are important before, during or after exercise. There is a large cafeteria with a beautiful terrace, spacious changing rooms with showers and a locker room where you can store your personal belongings.

Opening hours sporthalls/courts
Monday to Friday 8 am - 10 pm
Saturday and Sunday 9 am - 9 pm
Opening hours reception
Monday to Sunday 10 am - 9 pm
Opening hours swimming pool (public swimming)
Monday to Friday noon - 2 pm
Monday to Thursday 5 - 9 pm
Saturday and Sunday 10 am - 2 pm
Opening hours Basic Fit(ness)
Monday to Friday 8 am - 10.30 pm
Saturday/Sunday and holidays 9 am - 4 pm
Closing days VUB sportscenter 2018 - 2019
1/11/2018 legal holiday
2/11/2018 academic holiday
11/11/2018 legal holiday
20/11/2018 academic holiday
25/12/2018 - 01/01/2019 legal holiday
21/04/2019 legal holiday
22/04/2019 legal holiday
01/05/2019 legal holiday
30/05/2019 legal holiday
10/06/2019 legal holiday
11/07/2019 academic holiday
21/07/2019 legal holiday
15/08/2019 legal holiday

Apart from legal and academic leave days, it is possible that the sports complex (or parts of it such as the swimming pool or the sport halls) are extra closed for public use at, for example, events or sports tournaments. These closing days are always announced well in advance via posters in the sportscomplex itself.

Following the further easing of the corona measures in Belgium, VUB sport is cuurently working hard to put everything in order to welcome athletes back to the VUB sports complex in safe conditions in July.
Next week, our students from the LK faculty will be given the priority to take their practical exams.
From July 6th we will reopen the swimming pool and sport halls step by step.
You can find updates on what and when and under which specific conditions you can return to our swimming pool or indoor sport halls on our website vub.be/sport or on our Facebook page VUB-sport

Read below the additional user conditions that must be respected by our athletes / swimmers to prevent the spread of the Covid-19 virus.

All users and visitors are expected to respect and follow the following safety measures:

The basis of the safety measures in the sports complex can be divided into three parts:


Keeping a distance of 1.5m is the standard, where this is not always possible, the visitor must wear a mask (eg in corridors and stairwells). Follow the signs to go from the entrance to the changing rooms and / or to the sports zone where your activity takes place. And actively apply the advice that hangs out in different places in the complex: out has priority over in, going down has priority over going up, keep right, circulate clockwise in open places such as entrance hall, ...


Wash and/or disinfect your hands regularly, we provide disinfection columns for this (please respect this facility and leave it there so that other visitors can also safely use our services) and soap and paper in the sanitary blocks. After use, disinfect the material and environment that may have been “contaminated” with saliva drops. We also provide the necessary disinfectants in the dressing rooms for this.


Come to the sports complex at the earliest 10 minutes before your activity and leave it, after a shower or not, immediately after the activity. Do not get stuck in front of the building, in the entrance hall or corridors ... if necessary, meet outdoors where you have enough space to keep your distance and others will not obstruct the passage. Limit your contacts to a minimum number of people per 14 days. Consider the people with whom you have practiced the sport for that period as part of your “bubble”.

Depending on the phase we are in, specific details about the guidelines to be followed are described in a protocol per zone of the sports complex: outdoor sports infrastructure (athletics, rugby, tennis and football), covered sports infrastructure (the two sports halls, the squash halls, the VR Sports zone and the martial arts hall) and swimming pool. Per zone, the peripheral facilities such as corridors, storage rooms, changing rooms, showers and sanitary facilities are included. When following the guidelines, optimal account must always be taken of the type of activity (including contact sports or non-contact sports), the age of the participants (including - or + 12 years), accompanied by a trainer or not and the nature and size of the zone in which sports are practiced. Holders of a user agreement will receive the most recent version by email with every update of a protocol and are expected to communicate this further within the group and to monitor its follow-up. Individual athletes such as swimmers, joggers or participants in the sports mix activities are informed via the website www.vub.be/sport.
If an athlete or visitors who have been in contact with other athletes, visitors or team members of the VUB corona sports department in the sports complex in the past 14 days, they are expected to report this as soon as possible to sport@vub.be so that we can actively participate in “contact tracing” to help slow down the spread of the virus.


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