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Klooster Leyselehof

THE ABANDONED HOLIDAY CENTER IN BELGIUM

‘Leyselehof’ was a holiday center and youth hostel in a converted monastery in the midst of a forrest. It was situated just outside the city of Brugge in the village Sint-Michiels.

For a long time the building was the home of the White Sisters. Until 2009 the former convent served as a youth hostel for large groups of visitors. The Leyselehof aimed exclusively at groups, like school trips. The centre had a capacity of 180 beds and is divided into six wings, each with approximately 30 beds. Each wing had its own sanitary facilities, and each room had hot and cold water.

The city had plans to convert the building into student houses, but after a fire in 2017 the complex was demolished. I took the photos in 2013. Follow this link for more abandoned monasteries.

Built 1900s
Abandoned 2010
Demolished 2019
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