Sick and tired of the raindrops falling out of the sky instantly? Do you want to relax but you don’t know where to go? Here is a selection of a few saunas for you where can forget about the crappy weather outsite and where you can reload your battery.
In the Indische buurt, hidden in a small side street, a huge church-like building shelters a big sauna. Being the only visitor on an early Saturday afternoon, the enormous Finnish sauna, the Turkish steambath, the solarium, the relax room upstairs and the bar looked deserted. The sauna is very simple and old fashioned, but cosy and pleasant. The entrance fee is 12 EUR, to be paid cash.
1094 RD Amsterdam
(0)20 – 774 91 80
In Oud Zuid, at Culture Center De Binnenpret, the sauna has a rather ecological character, where the stress is put on promoting a ecologically responsable lifestyle. A team of volunteers is ready to give a wide range of long massages for only 25 EUR an hour.
The prices for using all the facilities of the sauna (Finnish sauna, Turkish steambath etc.etc.) vary around 8 EUR depending when you leave.
De Binnenpret complex
1ste Schinkelstraat 14-16
(020) – 6716780
Other saunas in Amsterdam
Amsterdam Forest: Heart of Amsterdam, http://www.zuiveramsterdam.nl/en/home/
Heart of Amsterdam, Herengracht: http://www.saunadeco.nl/
Gay Sauna in the Center: http://www.thermos.nl