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Keeping busy in Nieuw-Crooswijk

The best sports facilities in this green neighbourhood

Nieuw-Crooswijk’s popularity as a residential area is rising rapidly in the charts. Great new projects are springing up out of the ground and the area is still affordable, close to the centre and yet surrounded by greenery. The best of all worlds. There are many sporting opportunities in the neighbourhood for those who like to be active outside.


When you have the Kralingse Plas just around the corner, you need to take advantage of it. The sailing on the lake is excellent and there’s no shortage of clubs to choose from: the Kralingsche Zeilclub, De Rotterdamsche Zeilvereniging or Zeilschool de Lelie. Young and old can learn sailing skills or sharpen them. Fantastic sailing events are also organised on the lake throughout the year, like Skutjesilen Rotterdam or international competitions. Relaxed, fun and also useful for networking.


Is it raining? Then you can still enjoy a good workout at one of the many sports clubs that Nieuw-Crooswijk has. At Aikido Rotterdam you are trained to become a master of self-control and refine the martial art to perfection. This club is for all ages and helps you to relax and increase your strength. Perfect to clear your mind after a busy day, but also the ideal sport for kids to learn to cope with uncertainties and to become strong both physically and mentally.


Run on your own or together, anytime and anywhere. The threshold is low and it’s easy to do a quick circuit when you practically live next to the Kralingse Plas. With your mind on empty and good music in your ears, you can run smoothly over the paved path that circles the lake (5 km). Choose a small or large circuit or do several consecutive circuits. Afterwards, quench your thirst at one of the many bars and restaurants located around the lake.


Roeivereniging Rijnmond on the Crooswijksebocht is the starting point for a rowing session that can go in all directions. From here you depart on the Rotte and from there you can row all the way to Delft. Enjoy the nature and also the club life because this Rijnmond rowing club is a friendly club that young and old can join. Training is also possible in the so-called Rowing-Booth in which the natural water circulation is imitated.


Pro-Patria ALO Combination (PAC) is a well-known athletic club in Rotterdam and is also the oldest in the Netherlands. A club for the whole family where everyone can be active. Located on the edge of the Kralingse Bos and easily accessible when you live around the corner in Nieuw-Crooswijk. Train hard for the Rotterdam Marathon, focus on sprinting or join a group for relaxed running. Training is so much more fun when you do it together!

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