The lively and interesting city of Belgium is known for its world-class Belgian chocolates, mouth-watering waffles [which is an absolute must-try], Belgian fries, beers, astounding tourist spots, traffic-stopping music festivals, and its vibrant life.
But deep down its hypnotising beauty, diversity in languages, delightful culture, and mesmerising offers, you can find some freaky places that can either amaze you or scare your pants off.
From its capital city, Brussels, to Antwerp and around more places, you can explore a variant and never-before-seen sites!
So, are you starting to feel a bit puzzled? Well, know more about Belgium and its “not-so-hidden” abandoned places that will totally freak you out – read further and find out!
1. Anderlecht Veterinary School
The first location on the list that will totally creep you out is the former veterinary school of Anderlecht.
Before the school was abandoned in 1991, it consists of a variety of beautifully-structured buildings which were eventually vacated when the school settled down onto its new home in Liege.
If you think that an abandoned veterinary isn’t creepy, what would you feel upon setting foot on the place filled with glass jars of animal remains?
Well, yes, you can still find lots and lots of glass jars with dead animal parts and that’s why people once considered it as the “Museum of Horrors”.
2. La Crypte de Laeken
Next on the list is the so-called Laeken Crypt. It’s a structure of underground galleries which can be found beneath the Laeken Cemetery located in Brussels.
One of the many things that makes this cemetery fascinating and worth-visiting is that it was once a place to the first tombs of the Belgian royal family back in 1831.
In the course of time, it became a beloved choice for burials most especially of the rich and well-known people.
You can take a quick look at the photo below and let your instinct decide if this isn’t a spooky sight.
3. Piscine de Bolso
If you’re staying in a cost hotel in Antwerp or serviced apartment in Brussels, find time to explore the Piscine de Polso which can be near your place.
Since Piscine de Bolso is said to be situated between Brussels and Antwerp – well, that makes sense right now.
If you don’t mind knowing, this is an abandoned swimming pool and if you’re brave enough to see the totally vacated and creepy area, might as well invite your friends with you to make the experience more thrilling.
Come take a peek at the photo, do you think you can make it in there and explore the place by yourself at night? Hmm, I bet you can’t!
4. Bruges’ spooky haunted house
What would you feel when you hear the word “haunted” insert place right here? Would you feel scared? Excited? Shocked? Thrilled? Or challenged?
Whatever you may feel towards it, you may want to buy yourself some time to take a look and visit the haunted house in Bruges.
Well, here’s the story you would wish you would never hear. Back in the late 15th century, there was a nunnery near to Reie River which can be found in the home of Den Noodt Gods.
On the other side of the river, there was an Augustinian monastery from where a monk lived.
Unexpectedly, the monk from the Augustinian monastery fell crazily in love with a young nun from the nunnery named Hortence Dupont.
But wait, because this isn’t your typical Romeo and Juliet story, okay? Back to the legendary and tragic love story, the monk then found a tunnel connecting the two buildings which he used to visit Hortence in secret.
One day, Hortence rejected the monk’s love which made him stab her and buried her body. But that’s not the end of the story.
It is believed that the ghosts of both Hortence and the monk wander around the Den Noodt Gods. The tragic story says that the monk has been continuously looking for the ghost of Hortence only to ask for her forgiveness.
If you want to see one of them lurking from the deepest dark of the night, you may take a quick visit to Bruges and spend a night or two.
5. The John McCrae Bunker
Last but definitely not the least disturbing location in the list is the John McCrae bunker.
The said bunker was once cradled the late Canadian poet, artist, author, physician and soldier named John McCrae.
He used the bunker to attend to the wounded soldiers back in World War I.
A lot of tourists or even locals near the place reported that there had been sightings of John McCrae’s ghost with his beloved friend Alexis Helmer.
It seems that even death can’t do their friendship part, eh?
So, there go 5 of the most disturbing yet worth-visiting places in Belgium! What are your thoughts, huh?
Have you been to at least one or two places in the list above? Have you experienced anything spooky or worth-sharing?
Hmm, well, if you have some stories to tell, come and knock on our doors and share it with us!
Kath Ramirez is daytime and a committed writer in PREMIER SUITES Antwerp, Belgium. She’s been pouring her dedication and love for writing ever since she was in fourth grade. Kath is also a die-hard fan of travelling, photography, dancing, and head over heels to her furbabies.