The Modern and Abandoned Sauna Center Jonah

Sauna Center Jonah (also known as Sauna Jee, Sauna J and Saune Himalya) is on Wolfsdonksesteenweg 88 in the town of Herselt, province of Antwerp, Belgium.

Unfortunately, what is said is true that the sauna was closed due to lacking proper permits but what is not normally stated is how it came about. Roger Pire was the proprietor but decided to close after the fire department and the Public Health Service issued negative responses towards the establishment. That and among other violations the environmental permit was skipped in getting when the Sauna was set up. It ran for several years until a fateful day in October of 2011 when a woman fell asleep in a tanning bed which the timer was broken on. She suffered severe burns on her body and Roger Pire was said to be facing criminal negligence charges.

Sauna Jonah is in seemingly prime condition, the fridges remain full, plates, bottles, dishes and the lack were left in the wellness center. The Sauna Jee offered pools, jacuzzis, massages, tanning beds, saunas, smoke saunas and infrared saunas, a locker room, lounge place and cafe. It is said that Roger Pire had shown interest in re-opening the establishment but it has proven a difficult task.

Where is the abandoned Sauna J located? You can find it with these coordinates. 51.042804,4.883664

All images used and licensed under CC BY NC SA 2.0. All images by Colin Chazaud Photographie @ Kheiz – Expl’Auvergnat / Flickr / _kheiz.


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