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V-Monastery (Nl) | by Martino Zegwaard ~ NL
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V-Monastery (Nl)

when: december 2011

with: Bart


It has been some time ago that Bart and myself did an explore in Holland. We both like traveling as much as exploring which makes that we often go abroad.


Even so this time, but do to unexpected heavy snowfall we didn't make it to France. It was around 9.30 in the evening when it started snowing. Just 45 minutes later trucks where standing still on the middle of the highway. Maximum speed for us: 30/40 km/h. We decided to turn back. It's still 5 hours to our destination; without snow.


What to do then. Well, we know that place in Holland that we tried some time ago and failed. Even now it was hard to find a way in. Every window is closed and every possible entrance is boarded up. After an hour, when we almost gave up, we found a way in. It was some time ago that we had to try so hard to get in. And for what?! For a gigantic monastery! Decay in the Netherlands is not as common as in Belgium. We checked all the floors, all the rooms. we walked around for 3 hours at least. This place is big, but empty. But a great final explore for the year 2011.

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Taken on March 17, 2012