Empty streets, abandoned houses, complete silence, and street art on every corner … Doel could be the movie set for an apocalyptic movie.
We found Doel beautiful and creepy at the same time.
In this post, you will find everything you need to know for a visit to the ghost town of Doel.
How to get there
The town isn’t accessible by public transport anymore. Doel has barriers on the road leading to the town, these are only closed between 10 pm and 6 am, to keep unwanted guests out.
History of Doel
But despite the will of the people, Doel could not be saved and in 1999, the village was officially scheduled for complete demolition. Many residents took a voluntary payout to leave Doel in 2000 to get a better value for their property.
Today, there are only about 25 inhabitants left of the original 1300. Doel became popular among graffiti artists who saw the opportunity of making the abandoned village vibrant through their art.
Please make sure that when you are visiting the ghost town of Doel that you respect the residents. Some houses are still inhabited.