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Schans Dorpveld

Creepy Travels – Back To A Haunted Fortification – Part 2


In this part, we explore the interior of the fortification. And we were in for a surprise as soon as we entered the building. Whereas the ground floor was completely covered with junk during our first visit, now most of the junk was gone… We quickly went to the first floor. It didn’t take long to notice that some of…

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Schans Dorpveld

Creepy Travels – Back To A Haunted Fortification – Part 1


In the summer of 2011, Vanessa Morgan, Lars and I paid a visit to a movie location in Sint-Katelijne-Waver. It was a fortification built in the beginning of the 20th century, surrounded oddly enough by holiday cottages. You can find the original posts here, here and also here. When I transferred the pictures from my camera to my laptop, I…

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Laeken cemetery

Creepy Travels – The Underground Cemetery Of Laeken


The cemetery of Laeken is the oldest cemetery of Brussels that is still in use. Its origins go back to the Middle Ages when Laeken was still a small village. Things changed in course of the 19th century when nobility, bourgeoisie and Royals moved to Laken, because of its beautiful landscapes. When the number of inhabitants exploded, it also meant…

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Kraenepoel

Introducing Meetjesland


It may sound incredible, but even in a small country like Belgium, there are regions that are as good as unknown to the general public. One such region is called the Meetjesland. This is roughly said the area between Gent and Brugge. It is a mainly rural area with the town of Eeklo as its capital. A land of canals, creeks…

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Centre Nature Botrange

Driving Around In The High Fens – Part 3


I have a weakness for waterscapes, so a visit to the Gileppe Dam was high on my wishlist. The Dam is located near the small but cosy town of Jalhay on the Gileppe river and was built in the 19th century in order to provide the nearby bigger town of Verviers of drinking water. By the way, this place is…

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