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Boerderij Patricia

THE ABANDONED HOUSE IN THE NETHERLANDS

This is Boerderij Patricia. The old farmhouse, situated in Stompetoren, a hamlet close to Alkmaar, burned down in 2013. Eventually the house was demolished in 2020.

Stompetoren is a village in the Dutch province of North Holland. It is a part of the municipality of Alkmaar. The current name means “stubby tower” after the shape of the Dutch Reformed church tower.

The resident of the Patricia farm, an anti-squat tenant, was rescued by the fire brigade when he was asleep during the fire. The building was ablaze when firefighters arrived. Despite the strong wind, firefighters had the fire under control quickly. Due to the strong smoke development, local residents were asked to keep windows and doors closed. Only the ground floor survived the incident. The farm became uninhabitable and nature could have its way.

I visited Boerderij Patricia in 2017. For more abandoned houses, check this link. The house was demolished in 2020.

Built 1900
Abandoned 2013
Demolished 2020
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