After three weeks of lovely Dutch Summer (it only stops to rain to enable the next thunderstorm to commence) I was that bored of the weather that some of my synapses connected the wrong way in my brain. I kicked myself off the couch and made preparations for this sunday´s excursion: The Thermal Bath in Barendrecht (http://www.thermenbarendrecht.nl). Normally I´m not that spa guy, but when it´s getting time again to fire up the flat heating in July, something is definitely wrong.
I was astonished about myself but I really enjoyed the later afternoon, sweating in different saunas, reading relaxed some of my audio magazines and sipping Latte macchiatos meanwhile. The Bath is small and intimate, capable of about 200 guests, but they do everything right. It´s equipped with two indoor and two outdoor saunas at different temperatures and humidities, a steam bath, tepidarium, infrared room, cold and hot showers, ice bath and so on. Basically they have everything but separate clothing rooms. The rest area could easily be confounded with a Jazz Bar and the included restaurant (the only area where you have to wear a bath robe) is excellent.
Unfortunately I cannot post any pictures. I made them the proposal it would be a perfect ad, but they refused vehement (I´m still working on my belly, what could be a good reason ;-) ).