"Of course repair work can still go ahead. We even have a team at the ready to ensure that the old graves don’t fall into further disrepair."
The old cemetery on the city’s Kempische Steenweg was used for burials in the period between 1800 and 1930. It has been a listed site since the beginning of the 21st century.
Not only the graves and gravestones are protected, but also the walls, fences, plants and trees that grow in the cemetery.