Pesthuisje Postel (plague house)
Such a house is found within the abbey walls of Postel. It probably dates from the 17th century. At the back of the building, a pit was discovered. According to local lore, the deceased plague victims were tipped straight into a 'pit of oblivion' and covered with quicklime. The plague house has been recently restored. It is centrally located in the abbey herb garden and is free to visit. It now contains a large amount of fascinating information about the Kempen heather and sheep, herbs, plague, bog myrtle and medieval beer, also pictures of a rare bat colony.
Free at all times