Healthcare

Cemetery of the Insane (BE)

This cemetery was part of a mental hospital called the “Rijkskrankzinnigengesticht” and is dated from the year 1921. In those days mentally ill patients were banned from society and stayed most of their lives in institutions like this one.

The patients of this place were only man from Belgium. From 1921 and 1981 around 1700 deceased from the hospital were buried on this cemetery.

Since the closing and demolition of the hospital the place is in the hands of mother nature.

Build: 1921
Abandoned: 1982
Visited: 28 January 2017

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