If you have a passion for the strange and unusual (who am I kidding, of course you do), you’ll love T’Spookhuys, a marvelously morbid and seriously cool former restaurant in Turnhout, Belgium.
The restaurant was opened by Karl Hendrix and Bjorn Leys on October 1, 1997. They wanted to create a unique space that captured a perfectly creepy vibe for patrons to enjoy, and by golly I’d say they succeeded.
Dubbed the “House of 1,000 Ghosts”, the restaurant incorporated haunting interior decor in the best way possible. Squeaky self-opening doors, moving paintings, smoke coming down from the ceiling, and hidden monsters and demons in every corner. Servers were dressed as vampires and devil worshippers to help set the mood (at least we think those were waiters…).
Unfortunately they closed down in 2008 to open a club in another location, so you can no longer go to enjoy your meals served in a skull-shaped bowl. But don’t fret, the now-abandoned building remains open for curious visitors. It’s supposedly haunted (of course) so this should add even more appeal to the awesomely ambient former hot-spot.
Abandoned buildings are often unnerving in their own way, but T’Spookhuys takes it to the next level. Beautifully carved skulls and other spooky details gloriously adorn every surface. Check out the amazing photos below, and be sure to add this spot to your travel wish list!
Source: Top Design Mag
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