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Heavy Metal  
Belgium

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First reportSeptember 5 2019
by Egwinvh
Latest reportJune 18 2022
by Created_by_Stan



Heavy Metal
by tomvandutch on November 25 2020 18:06 hr CE(S)T   Shortlink to this report: [ https://urbx.be/bmmt ]

Finding out the location
  very easy
Access
  hard
Safety
  unsafe
Risk of being seen
  very high
General condition of the place
  good
Traces of vandalism
  few
Good place for taking pictures?
  very good
Did you see other people?
  none or very few


Visit date    April 13 2019 at 7 hr
Visit duration    5 hours

Das riesige Gelände ist durch mehrere Zäune, Kameras und aktiven Sicherheitsdienst bewacht.

Wir schlichen uns in der Morgendämmerung durch die Botanik, mussten 4 Zäune überwinden und einem Kameradom ausweichen bevor wir in den gigantischen Hallen standen.

Da es noch zu dunkel war, hielten wir uns erstmal in einem der Kontrollräume auf und warteten auf besseres Licht.
Dieses 2011 geschlossene Stahlwerk ist schon beeindruckend.
Leider konnten wir uns nur das Stahlwerk und die Stranggussanlage anschauen.

Aber auch diese Hallen sind einfach zu riesig und es gibt noch etliche Interessante Objekte dort.
Der Rest des Geländes ist so mit Kameras überwacht, dass es kaum eine Möglichkeit gibt den Rest der Anlage zu erkunden.

In allen Bereichen ist die Security auch noch per Fahrzeug unterwegs. Während unseres 7 stündigen Aufenthalts haben wir das Fzg. 4 mal gesehen.
Auf dem Rückweg stellten wir fest, das die Security 2 Löcher im Zaun (durch die wir gekommen waren) mit Flatterband markiert und verschlossen hatte.

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The magic of Heavy Metal
by Created_by_Stan on June 18 2022 15:15 hr CE(S)T    Shortlink to this report: [ https://urbx.be/jbyp ]

Finding out the location
  easy
Access
  hard
Safety
  safe
Risk of being seen
  high
General condition of the place
  good
Traces of vandalism
  few
Good place for taking pictures?
  good
Did you see other people?
  none or very few


Visit date   June 5 2022 at 7 hr
Visit duration   4 hours

My second visit of my favoriet Industrial Decay

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Heavy Metal
by rbx_adventures on May 21 2022 15:14 hr CE(S)T    Shortlink to this report: [ https://urbx.be/jfzy ]

Finding out the location
  very easy
Access
  hard
Safety
  unsafe
Risk of being seen
  high
General condition of the place
  good
Traces of vandalism
  few
Good place for taking pictures?
  very good
Did you see other people?
  none or very few


Visit date   May 7 2022 at 13 hr
Visit duration   < 1 hour

The biggest location and building I have visited. Surely a lot to explore but not the chance to do it. After around 30 minutes in the main hall, we got caught by a security with a dog who menaced us to send the dog after us if we run away. He noted our names and accompanied us off the site.

[1] https://www.instagram.com/p/CdVGZHuMLRz/

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Heavy Metal
by EmptyFace on May 12 2022 21:02 hr CE(S)T    Shortlink to this report: [ https://urbx.be/jdkr ]

Finding out the location
  very easy
Access
  hard
Safety
  safe
Risk of being seen
  low
General condition of the place
  good
Traces of vandalism
  none or very few
Good place for taking pictures?
  very good
Did you see other people?
  none or very few


Visit date   May 1 2022 at 7 hr
Visit duration   3 hours

Not knowing what to expect I visited this amazing location.
Afterwards I heard how good it is secured

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Heavy metal
by Meieltje_urbex on November 13 2021 09:55 hr CE(S)T    Shortlink to this report: [ https://urbx.be/zejp ]

Finding out the location
  easy
Access
  hard
Safety
  safe
Risk of being seen
  very high
General condition of the place
  good
Traces of vandalism
  few
Good place for taking pictures?
  very good
Did you see other people?
  none or very few


Visit date   October 3 2021 at 11 hr
Visit duration   4 hours

entering heavy metal is not easy everything is well closed after half an hour / hour of searching we finally found a hole in the fence at that moment we thought we were just leaving to look for an entrance on another side we were inside but we still had 2 gates to go through the second gate was quite easy you could easily walk in the third gate was more difficult you had to cross a train track that is no longer in use nowhere was a hole to be found after a bit of searching we found the two holes we were inside now we had to watch out for the security the buildings are beautiful we had been walking around there for about 3/4 hours we were at the top of the big building and then suddenly we saw 3 security’s walking from below that moment we knew we had to leave or we were caught we had seen that building about everything we were not caught we will definitely go back! really recommended .

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Heavy metal
by louispeeterss on November 6 2021 21:10 hr CE(S)T    Shortlink to this report: [ https://urbx.be/sxfz ]

Finding out the location
  easy
Access
  very hard
Safety
  very unsafe
Risk of being seen
  very high
General condition of the place
  very good
Traces of vandalism
  none or very few
Good place for taking pictures?
  very good
Did you see other people?
  none or very few


Visit date   August 4 2021 at 8 hr
Visit duration   5 houres +

L'entrée était très compliqué a trouver sous l'œil attentif des caméras et des gardes cependant le spot en vaut la peine attention ce site va être démoli comme HFB c'est maintenant qu'il faut le faire!

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Heavy Metal - Security!
by XRes007 on June 2 2021 19:55 hr CE(S)T    Shortlink to this report: [ https://urbx.be/jwar ]

Finding out the location
  easy
Access
  hard
Safety
  unsafe
Risk of being seen
  very high
General condition of the place
  good
Traces of vandalism
  few
Good place for taking pictures?
  very good
Did you see other people?
  few


Visit date   April 25 2021 at 15 hr
Visit duration   4 hours

Heavy Metal! Damn, what a huge place! We went there twice in 2 weeks time!
I still need to edit some photos, but it's a huge place! A lot to see!
Make sure you have a lot of drinks and food with you, because you can spend many hours in there!
Also be aware that this place is guarded!
When we were there the first time, we didn't see the security, but did see other urbexers, who couldn't leave via the way they got in, due to the security!
The second time, we got there and just entered the premises, as the security drove by! We went fully down to the ground and they didn't see us!
In total, we saw them 5 times, but we weren't seen by them! Haha

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Heavy Metal
by Yannickreynders on May 2 2021 11:18 hr CE(S)T    Shortlink to this report: [ https://urbx.be/mfhd ]

Finding out the location
  easy
Access
  hard
Safety
  unsafe
Risk of being seen
  very high
General condition of the place
  bad
Traces of vandalism
  few
Good place for taking pictures?
  very good
Did you see other people?
  none or very few


Visit date   April 24 2021 at 17 hr
Visit duration   4 hours

Het was een mooie zonnige dag, deze locatie stond al lang op ons lijstje,na een paar keer proberen toch nog maar eens gegaan en ja hoor binnen!,eens binnen was het heel stil en rustig, na een 4tal uur te hebben rondgelopen was het tijd voor terug naar buiten te gaan, eens bij de uitgang bleek de security de ingang waar we binnengekomen waren terug dichtgemaakt te hebben, na een 10 minuten zoeken toch een andere uitgang gevonden, was een dag om nooit te vergeten ....

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Heavy Metal
by LarsDeBosschere on April 30 2021 18:45 hr CE(S)T    Shortlink to this report: [ https://urbx.be/armn ]

Finding out the location
  easy
Access
  very hard
Safety
  very unsafe
Risk of being seen
  high
General condition of the place
  good
Traces of vandalism
  few
Good place for taking pictures?
  very good
Did you see other people?
  few


Visit date   April 17 2021 at 12 hr
Visit duration   5 hours

Heavy metal, a venue that bears its name with pride. Every abandoned factory I've visited is nothing compared to this one. In fact, it is the largest abandoned factory in Europe.

This was one of the first locations on my list. The fact that there is security walking around the grounds always put me off. Now we ventured out anyway. And yet by being a little too nonchalant for a moment, there was suddenly security in front of us... In the end we got away with it and no police came.

Before we were caught we walked around for at least five hours. And that has produced some fantastic pictures. The size of this place is unimaginable. Barrels of 5 meters high where once there was molten metal, machines everywhere, unimaginably high factory halls and rolling bridges ... a great urbex location

Here we have certainly been able to enjoy ourselves. Unfortunately, we only had about five hours to explore here. Nevertheless, we were able to see a lot!

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Heavy Metal
by Underthedust on March 17 2021 10:24 hr CE(S)T    Shortlink to this report: [ https://urbx.be/yspf ]

Finding out the location
  very easy
Access
  very hard
Safety
  unsafe
Risk of being seen
  very high
General condition of the place
  bad
Traces of vandalism
  many
Good place for taking pictures?
  very good
Did you see other people?
  none or very few


Visit date   September 30 2020 at 14 hr
Visit duration   3 hours

Durement touchée par le ralentissement économique causé par la crise financière de 2007–2010, ce fleuron de l’industrie métallurgique wallonne a fermé ses portes en 2012.

Du temps de sa splendeur, l’usine produisait plus de 3,5 millions de tonnes d’acier par an. A présent, ce monstre d'acier aux dimensions colossales est ouvert à tous vents, même si pour l’explorer, il faut parfois jouer au chat et à la souris avec le gardiennage…

[1] https://www.flickr.com/photos/154808163@N02/albums/72157718616921173/with/51028897127/

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The Giant
by lars_urbx on October 13 2020 00:29 hr CE(S)T    Shortlink to this report: [ https://urbx.be/ktfe ]

Finding out the location
  easy
Access
  hard
Safety
  unsafe
Risk of being seen
  high
General condition of the place
  very bad
Traces of vandalism
  many
Good place for taking pictures?
  very good
Did you see other people?
  many


Visit date   January 19 2020 at 9 hr
Visit duration   5 hours

Its an early morning, outside it is freezing cold, clouds cover the sky and light rain falls. I have waited long for this day and finally the time has come. Its 5.30am, time to get up, and check the bag. I meet a few friends and the tour starts. After some driving we are getting closer to the factory. I look outside the car window and see the Giant. While getting closer i m becoming more and more nervouse, i took a deep breath and focused on the mission. This place is known for its good surveillance, so we cant make any mistakes otherwise we will get caught. We parked our car far away from our entrance so the security wont see the numberplate. We grabed our stuff and walked with fast steps to the entrance.

20 Minutes later we are in, light fog lies in the halls and our first destination is the Continuous Casting Plant. We get our cameras ready for action and from there it all begins. While infiltrating the factory, we try to be as quiet as possible to not get noticed by security or other people. Hours after hours are passing by and we don't even realize it. Sometimes cars are driving by, once it got close after a car suddenly stands infront of us but luckly we didnt got spoted, somehow.

While time is running, we decided to get out and end our Tour for today. After over 5 Hours inside we didnt saw everything and it was our second visit. This place is one of the best spots i know and visited. I really love this place and its so sad to see this amazing site becoming no mans land. Once filled with action, now everything is quiet and damaged.

Some day i will visit this place again...

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Heavy Metal 2 times visit
by Kezmenneke on June 5 2020 11:03 hr CE(S)T    Shortlink to this report: [ https://urbx.be/cauj ]

Finding out the location
  easy
Access
  hard
Safety
  unsafe
Risk of being seen
  high
General condition of the place
  bad
Traces of vandalism
  very many
Good place for taking pictures?
  very good
Did you see other people?
  many


Visit date   May 5 2019 at 11 hr
Visit duration   4 hours

Probably one of the two best locations I have visited so far. I went there 2 times in 1 month. The first time Only in the main building and the second time on the whole site. The second time the entrance of the First time was closed, so we had to find another one. The second time we were caught by the site security, who Made is delete the pictures (which i didn’t) and handed us over to the police. We got off with a warning. Very Nice location! Loved it.

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Heavy_Metal_BE🇧🇪
by Dutch_Urbex_explorer on November 24 2019 12:49 hr CE(S)T    Shortlink to this report: [ https://urbx.be/gprr ]

Finding out the location
  very easy
Access
  easy
Safety
  safe
Risk of being seen
  low
General condition of the place
  good
Traces of vandalism
  few
Good place for taking pictures?
  very good
Did you see other people?
  ?


Visit date   November 11 2019 at 10 hr
Visit duration   5 houres +

English below..

Hallo allemaal.

Deze maand hebben wij heavy metal bezocht in België. Wat was dit een dikke locatie!! We zijn in de ochtend vroeg vertrokken naar België zodat we genoeg tijd hadden omdat we al wisten dat dit een grote locatie zou zijn. Eenmaal aangekomen bij deze locatie was binnen komen niet zo heel moeilijk. Wel verstandig om oude kleding aan te trekken.!! Wij zijn via de noord kant naar binnen gekomen. Eenmaal binnen zijn wij eerst buiten alles gaan bekijken aangezien we het leukste voor het laatste wouden bewaren. Een vriend van mij beweerde een auto te zien aan de andere kant van het hek.. er was natuurlijk geen andere kant van het hek.(schiereiland) eenmaal een stukje verder zijn wij op de beveiliging gestuit ( in een witte caddy) die tot onze verbazing achter een hek met scheermesdraad stonden waardoor wij de tijd hadden om snel weer naar binnen te rennen en ons te verstoppen.

Al met al ga ik deze locatie 5
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ geven.

Ik hoop dat jullie een beetje genoten hebben en ik zal zo snel mogelijk weer een nieuw verhaal met foto's uploaden



Hello everyone.
This month we visited heavy metal in Belgium. What a thick location this was !! We left early in the morning for Belgium so that we had enough time because we already knew this would be a great location. Once arrived at this location, coming in was not that difficult. It is wise to put on old clothing. !! We entered via the north side. Once inside, we first started looking at everything outside, since we were saving the best for the last. A friend of mine claimed to see a car on the other side of the fence .. there was of course no other side of the fence. (Peninsula) once a bit further we encountered security (in a white caddy) that our surprise stood behind a fence with razor wire so we had the time to quickly run back in and hide.

All in all I am going to this location 5

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I hope you enjoyed it a bit and I will upload a new story with photos as soon as possible



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Hide and seek
by Dastefert on September 15 2019 18:48 hr CE(S)T    Shortlink to this report: [ https://urbx.be/fjjv ]

Finding out the location
  easy
Access
  easy
Safety
  safe
Risk of being seen
  high
General condition of the place
  good
Traces of vandalism
  very many
Good place for taking pictures?
  very good
Did you see other people?
  few


Visit date   September 5 2019 at 12 hr
Visit duration   3 hours

A friend of me @egwin.vh asked me to go with him to this place.
My answer was yes why not,
He already visited the steel factory so he knew the entrance's...

We were like 20 minutes inside smoking a sigaret and then we saw looters... so what happened?
Whe went stealth mode through the whole factory. There are many crazy shots taken. We even have a little movie of the looters. You can write us and ask for the looters movie if u want

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Abandoned steel
by Egwinvh on September 5 2019 19:21 hr CE(S)T    Shortlink to this report: [ https://urbx.be/azgk ]

Finding out the location
  easy
Access
  easy
Safety
  safe
Risk of being seen
  low
General condition of the place
  good
Traces of vandalism
  very many
Good place for taking pictures?
  very good
Did you see other people?
  few


Visit date   August 30 2019 at 11 hr
Visit duration   3 hours

This abandoned steel factory is a fantastic place to go and shoot some great pictures. There are a lot of signs of looters and vandalism but the enormous size of this location makes sure that there is still a lot of potential for greatness. Even after a few hours you still get the feeling you didn’t see it all.
Surely worth a visit!

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