Sauna usage

Sauna use according to the original ritual

Sauna use is from origin done while nude. At Thermae 2000, however, we also offer days where you can wear swimwear and relax in our facilities. When you use the saunas in your swimwear, it is important that you pay extra attention to hygiene. You can click here to get an overview of the steps you should follow while using a sauna.  

The sauna bath is not just about warming up in the hot cabin, it is a game of alternating between warming up, cooling down and resting. But not a game without rules. The sauna bath is a precisely prescribed ritual. 


Before entering the sauna cabin, take a hot shower, even if you did this earlier in the day. Among other things, it is a matter of showing respect for your fellow sauna visitors: total cleanliness.


Although you will be wet again from sweat after a few minutes, it is important that the shower is followed by a thorough desiccation. The towel you use should preferably not be the same as the one you use in the sauna cabin. 

Warm foot bath

In every good sauna you will find a warm foot bath. Before entering the cabin, warm your feet for a few minutes. Your body is preheated and brought up to temperature faster by the sole reflex.

In the cabin 

In the sauna cabin (which is always made of wood) the temperature is between 50 °C (below) and around 100 °C (at the very top). This is not too hot because the moisture particles present in the air evaporate. On the lower bench it is obviously less hot than on the upper bench (usually there are three benches at different heights in the somewhat larger sauna cabins). Depending on your reaction, the first sauna session can take 8 to 12 minutes. However, your whole body should be on the bath towel, so that your sweat does not get on the wood but on your bath towel. 

Cool down now 

Now that you have stored so much heat in the cabin (mainly in your skin), you should gradually get rid of that heat through good cooling. You should also take your time for this. You start with a bite of fresh air outdoors. In summer as well as in winter, it is recommended to get a good portion of oxygen. Then the further cooling of the body begins. There are various possibilities for this in a good sauna: the water hose, the cold shower and then the plunge pool. 

Back in the foot bath 

For the second time you are now using the warm foot bath. This stimulates the flow of your blood and prevents you from remaining cold after cooling down.

And then rest 

Your body needs some rest after all this healthy exercise. At least 15 minutes of rest in the designated area is just as important as the previous one. You have lost moisture during your stay in the sauna cabin: during your rest break, you can replenish this with a healthy drink.

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Hotel Lazy Sunday Special

from 114.5p.p.

Treat yourself to an extra long weekend. Book an overnight stay, from Sunday until Monday, and start the new week in a calm and relaxing manner. 

  • Overnight stay including breakfast and a late check out
  • Two full days of access to all wellness facilities
  • A bottle of bubbles on hotel room 
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Spring hotel special (2-day)

from 134.5p.p.

It's time to embrace spring and treat yourself to a well-deserved wellness overnight stay in beautiful South Limburg. Leave the winter dip behind and recharge yourself with new energy. Wake up in the middle of a natural environment and completely unwind.

  • Hotel stay in our four-star wellness hotel on top of the Cauberg incl. breakfast
  • Two full days of access to all wellness facilities
  • Extras such as a honey rub, spring cocktail and seasonal special
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Spring Special

from 64.95p.p.

It's time to embrace spring and treat yourself to a well-deserved wellness day at Thermae 2000! Leave the winter blues behind and recharge yourself with new energy. Hear the birds singing and taste the surprising seasonal specials on the menu.

  • A full day's access to all spa and wellness facilities
  • Honey rub in the sauna
  • Spring cocktail and seasonal special (main course)
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Wellness and Taste

from 69.95p.p.

Add a delicious dinner to your wellness day for some extra pampering. A wellness visit on top of the Cauberg is only complete with a burgundian touch.

  • All day access to wellness facilities with bath and sauna landscape
  • Mixboard deluxe
  • 2-course menu combi at Restaurant Bread & Bites
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