The Closed Abandoned Swimming Pool of Domein Hofstade


Random (Affiliated) Books of Abandoned Photography

February 27, 2014

The closed swimming pool and building can be found off of the road Ringlann at the Bloso-centrum Hofstade in the munisipality of Zemst, the province of Flemsih Brabant, Belgium.

Domein Hofstade at the Bloso-centrum Hofstade is a recreational park that offers basketball courts, a lake, cycling paths, a soccer field, swimming at the lake with a beach, a playground and more. The lakes are man made and the cause of railroads being put in and when not completed they were filled with water. The 1920’s came and it was a popular place for recreation though it had no amenities. King Albert had a portion created into a place for sports and recreation in 1933. Into the 1980’s the recreational park underwent changes including an elevated boardwalk, a beach building, food and drink venues, 200 changing rooms, a swimming pool and a boathouse. Bloso gained ownership of the 160 acre park in 1983.

In 1990, the large swimming pool and connected cafeteria building was closed for not complying with hygiene standards. At one time it seems it was scheduled for demolition in 2007 but this does not seem to have occurred.

where is the abandoned swimming pool and building of Domein Hofstade located? You can find it with these coordinates. 50.980804,4.510551.

Image 1 used under Creative Commons License Attribution 3.0 Unported. Image 1 by Abigor / Wikimedia Commons.
Images 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 used under Creative Commons License Attribution Non Commercial No Derivs 2.0 Generic. Images 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 by Eric Michiels / Flickr.

Like, share else leave a comment below!