We visited this great location during a two-day trip and I was very glad that we could find and enter this huge complex. As a matter of fact, pretty special how we could come in … the backdoor was just invitingly open!
This abandoned farm, in the middle of the Frisian meadows, was bought by a monastic community after the farmer’s death. There has to be a lot of restoration and sadly enough, there’s no investor up to now.
This abandoned monumental farm, built around 1850, is situated in the middle of Frisian meadows. We are not only here in an abandoned and derelict monumental farm, but the area around this farm is also historically and archaeologically of special significance.
Italy’s Abbey of San Galgano was once a thriving hermitage, but a lack of protection from roving bandits soon saw the monastery fall into disrepair and eventually be decommissioned, leaving the stunning ruins that stand to this day.
The monastery of Santa Maria de Cegonha was built around 1162 and was hosted until 1834 as a center for philosophical studies of the Cistercian Order.
The Augustinian Monastery in Witmarsum dates from the early twentieth century and served as a residential building for the monks until 1992. I visited this great urbex location nearby my hometown with my son Twan. A great exploration!