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NATO Recreation Center

Free Your Mind After a Long Day of Learning

Our Mission is to manage recreational installations to support readiness and mission execution- provide equitable services and facilities, optimize resources, sustain and enhance the well-being of the NATO School community. Family members wishing to visit without their sponsor must bring valid identification. Children under the age of 7 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Due to US regulations wrt COVID, some restrictions apply. The rules (and timings) for your admission to the NRC are clearly displayed at the entrance; if in any doubt contact the NRC staff. The following services are offered / supsended:

  • Fitness Room. AVAILABLE wef 11 Jan 22: the NRC gym will reopen to all 2G+ staff, family, and students from 0600-1830 on Mondays to Thursdays and until 13:00 on Fridays. Those who are “Boosted” can forego the testing requirement for the gym.
  • Library and Game Room. AVAILABLE: English books are available for you to take away or replenish the shelves with new ones. DVDs and VHS are available to borrow for free. The game room has an Air Hockey and Soccer table. SUSPENDED: Video games (PlayStation/X-box) and piano playing.
  • Kids’ Corner. AVAILABLE.
  • Multi-Purpose Room. AVAILABLE: The room is equipped with the spinning bikes, boxing sacks and yoga mats. Yoga and spinning classes conducted on weekly base. Fitness classes can only be offered outdoors with maximum 10 participants. Users must follow all NATO School regulations and safety/staff rules.
  • Rental Equipment. AVAILABLE: winter ski equipment and MTB.
  • Playground. AVAILABLE: The NRC offers outdoor play areas for children. There is an all-weather surface court for outdoor activities.
  • Barber. AVAILABLE: The Barber comes every Thursday. If you would like to make an appointment please give us a call at +49-8822-9481-3102.
  • ATM. AVAILABLE: The Cash Machine is operated by Bank of America. The ATM gives either Euros or US Dollars.
  • WIFI. AVAILABLE: Free WIFI is available in the whole building.
  • Express Shoppette. AVAILABLE: The Express Shop is open Monday and Thursday from 1200-1500 and 1530-1800.

Please contact the NRC reception for further details

The variety of recreational activities and facilities will make your assignment at the NSO an enjoyable and lasting experience.

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