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Abandoned Ghost Town Doel, Belgium - Together In Transit
The abandoned ghost town Doel is situated next to the Antwerp Port close to the border of the Netherlands. This little Belgian village was once home to bustling locals in the seventies, now reduced to a merely 20 of left over residents. Now for those only with a inquisitiveness to explore a deserted, desolate neighbourhood. The neighbourhood will one day disappear, so we put on our shoes to explore this dark tourism urbex location. History Of Doel: Why It Is Abandoned? When expansion plans were put in place to expand the village of Doel as part of the port of Antwerp, this was the start of the problem. The port needed more space and Doel was inconveniently in the way of those plans, making it a target for demolition. This in combination of the nuclear power plant that was built close by. The government had issued official dates for demolition many times, with the residents fighting against this (and winning). Other residents of Doel decided to take a ‘voluntary payout’. This allowed them to leave with a good value of their property to find a new home. Unless they had chosen to stay. Squatters who had taken over any abandoned houses …