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on the doorstep

on the doorstep

Aasee Bocholt

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Recreation on the doorstep

The popular and extensive local recreation area with its bathing bay offers a wide range of sports and leisure activities.

The Aasee is connected to the city centre on foot or by bike. There is a lot to discover.


  • Bathing bay with restaurant (please observe the bathing rules)
  • Aasee leisure centre
    • with mountain bike and skater course
    • Climbing wall
    • Mini playing field for handball, basketball, football
    • Miniature golf
    • Boules court
    • Deep rope climbing garden
    • Construction playground
  • Large children's playground
  • Circular hiking trail (approx. 3 km), suitable for walking or jogging, nature trail
  • Surfing bay
  • Barbecue hut with seating
  • Caravan pitches
  • Ideal for jogging: 3-km circular trail around the lake

The Bocholter Aasee leisure plan gives you an overview of all activities around the Aasee.


What is happening at the Aasee?

The city of Bocholt is continuously pursuing the goal of further developing the Aasee and its surroundings. In summer 2022, the city of Bocholt therefore commissioned a planning office to draw up a new development plan. You can find out exactly what this means and how things are progressing at Lake Aa on our topic page.


Shore of the Aasee Bocholt

Shore of the Aasee Bocholt

The Aasee from the air

View of Aasee Bocholt


City centre and shopping

Bocholt city centre is just one kilometre away and is easily accessible on foot or by bike.

Textile Museum and TextilWerk

Find out more about the Bocholt history of the 20th century. In the age of industrialisation, the textile industry boomed here.


Who will throw the next "strike" at the bowling centre on Lake Aasee?

Freizeitanlage Aasee e.V.

Information from the operator Freizeitanlage Aasee e.V..

Motorhome park

The WoMo-Park Bocholt between the textile museum and the Aasee lake offers numerous pitches.

Frequently asked questions

Can I swim in the Aasee?

Yes, but these bathing rules for the Bocholter Aasee must be observed.

What are the opening hours of the Aasee public bathing area?

Mid-May - mid-September

  • School hours: 1 to 6 pm
  • Holiday times: 10 am to 6 pm

Does swimming in the Aasee cost money? Do I have to pay an entrance fee to visit the bathing area?

No, swimming in Bocholter Aasee is free of charge. Please note the opening hours of the bathing area for your visit.

Where else can I bathe and swim in Bocholt?

Adventure pool with indoor and outdoor pools
Hemdener Weg 169
46399 Bocholt
Operator: Bocholter Bädergesellschaft
Indoor pool mainly for club and school swimming
Rheinstraße 6
46397 Bocholt
Operator: Bocholter Bädergesellschaft
Tonwerke natural swimming pool
Private club outdoor pool
At the Tonwerke 1
46397 Bocholt
Operated by: Bocholter Wassersportverein