Belgian Guy Documents Ugly Houses He Sees And They’re So Bad, It’s Hilarious (116 New Pics)

Disclaimer: I love Belgium. I love its vast fields, pleasant parks, and deep forests. I love its awesome playgrounds, playful ducks, and friendly people. I love its architecture, cozy buildings, and impressive castles. Having lived there for three years, during which I attended the Brussels American School (hi to all of my classmates; go Brigands!), I have a deep and nostalgic appreciation for the country. It’s the place that turned me into who I am today and the country where I learned my very first words in English.

So you can bet your bottom dollar that I turned my full attention to Hannes Coudenys when I heard that he posts pictures of ‘ugly’ Belgian houses on the internet. Now, Coudenys and I disagree about Belgian architecture: what he calls ‘ugly,’ I find to be ‘quaint.’ However, nobody can deny that he finds very intriguing examples of Belgian architecture.

Scroll down, upvote your fave ‘ugly’ buildings, and share them with your friends and family. Be sure to let us know in the comments if you’re on my or Coudenys’ side when it comes to Belgian buildings. Beautiful or horrifying? That’s for you to decide. After you’re done with this list, check out Bored Panda’s previous article about Coudenys and ‘ugly’ (aka misunderstood) Belgian houses.

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#1 Aah Weekend

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#2 If Snake And Tetris Made A Baby

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#3 When You’re Trying To Watch Something On Pornhub But Those Spam Windows Pop Up

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In an interview, Coudenys told Bored Panda that his project is ‘loved’ and he joked that it has turned into a kind of a ‘cult.’ “We all love to hate ugly Belgian houses,” he said, drawing attention to the fact that “Poland has terrible architecture, as a lot of people have let me see.”

However, not all is grim in Coudenys’ world. He noted that there are examples of good architecture in Belgium: “I like the work of Gijs van Vaerenbergh, Vens-Vanbelle, De Vylder Vinck Taillieu, Vincent van Duysen.”

#4 When Your House Tried To Be Beautiful

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#5 What Is That Thing?

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#6 Angrytecture

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Coudenys’ hobby has grown into a phenomenon: he has more than 104,000 followers on Facebook and 76,800 fans on Instagram.

In a previous interview, Coudenys told Bored Panda that some Belgians have a peculiar understanding of what constitutes good architecture: “Normally, if you like architecture you like good houses, but in Belgium, there’s a lot of ugly architecture. So I started taking pictures of it.”

“Because regulations are quite liberal and we love to design our own quirky dreamhouse,” Coudenys explained. He added that lots of home-owners were angry that their houses were being mocked online.

#7 My House When You Came In The Backdoor

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#8 Even The Neighbours Are Scared

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#9 Please Explain

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“I received emails from lawyers and eventually gave in, stopping the blog altogether. I can understand the negative reactions in a way… It’s the house of their dreams and I am demolishing it!” the Belgian revealed.

#10 Mayday Mayday! The East Wall Is Sinking!

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#11 When You Go Back To The Future

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#12 ‘Make It Look Like A Sad Elephant’ Said No One Ever. Oh Wait A Belgian Did

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Coudenys isn’t the only critic of Belgium’s architecture. According to Culture Trip, if you’re in Belgium and want to see the country’s ugliest buildings, you would do well to visit the Ghent Market Hall, the Wiels Museum in Brussels, and the Tour Paradis in Liège.

Also be sure to see the ‘Book Tower’ in Gent, Leuven’s Sint-Maartensdal Towers, the seat of the Humanist Democratic Center in Brussels, the Radisson Blu Astrid Hotel in Antwerp, and The Water Tower in Ghent. Even I have to say that a few of these buildings make my inner artist cringe.

#13 The Sky Is Limited

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#14 Mohawkitecture

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#15 You Cant Leave Your Hat On

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#16 Close But No Cigar. Or Is It?

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#17 Pablo Picasa

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#18 Why Carve Pumpkins For Halloween?

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#19 Pytagorage

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#20 What The Flying Duck

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#21 I’m Out

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#22 Ceci N’est Pas Une Fermette

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#23 When You See Yourself In The Mirror

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#24 D. I. Why?

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#25 When Your Architect Has A Black Out

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#26 When You’ve Got The Cheapest Street In Monopoly But You Bought Two Hotels

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#27 When Windows 10 Keeps Randomly Crashing And Freezing

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#28 When Your Architect Needs An Adblocker

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#29 This Is An Emergency, Somebody Call The Akropolice

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#30 When Your Keyhole Is Swollen And Red, You Better Go See A Doctor

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#31 So, Who Was Ugly First?

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#32 Windows Paint

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#33 Shades Don’t Always Make You Look Cool

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#34 When You Stop Halfway The Reveal Because You’ve Seen Enough

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#35 ?

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#36 When Plastic Surgery Goes Wrong

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#37 When Your Architect Is A 3 Year Old

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#38 When You Don’t Know What Hit You

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#39 It Must Have Cost An Arm And A Leg

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#40 Opposhits Attract

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#41 It’s So Ugly It’s In Prison

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#42 Fairy Fail

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#43 Infected With The Ugly Poison

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#44 Insane The Spain

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#45 The Floor Is Lava

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#46 Hiding An Ugly Belgian House Are We?

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#47 Sorry We’re Closed

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#48 Feng Crap

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#49 We Don’t Need No Architectural Education. Just Another Brick In The Wall

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#50 Facade So Ugly The Tree Died

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#51 Belgium Is A Work Of Art

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#52 Must Be Really Into Garage Sales

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#53 When Belgians Try To Confuse The Burglars

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#54 It’s A Trap

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#55 When Your Architect Was Thinking Outside The Xbox

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#56 So, Who Was Ugly First?

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#57 Not Sure If Roof Or Tiny Hat

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#58 When Your Friend Is More Stoned Than You

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#59 What If The Acropolis And The Great Pyramids Had An Ugly Belgian Baby

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#60 Yeah, Just Build Around The Roundabout

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#61 Emojitecture

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#62 The Roof, The Roof, The Roof Is Expired

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#63 Origami Casa Es Su Casa

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#64 Stairaway

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#65 Ready To Adopt An Ugly Belgian Houses

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#66 Is This A New Pokémon?

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#67 Copy Peist Ni

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#68 Belgium Right Now

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#69 One Slice Of House Please

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#70 Doin It For The Parallelogram

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#71 The Side Effect Of Being Ugly

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#72 Better To Have A Hole In Your House Than A House In Your Hole?

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#73 I Meant Tall, Not High

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#74 Foldable Products Are A Bad Idea. Ask Samsung

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#75 When It’s 38 Degrees Outside And You’re Ready For Winter

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#76 Modernisn’t

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#77 Architecture: A Game Of Trial And Error. And Sometimes Only Error

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#78 At Least It Has Air Conditioning

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#79 Stop It White Now!

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#80 When You’re Scared To Come Out

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#81 When You’re Trying To Avoid A Windows 10 Update

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#82 Architittyfudge

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#83 Google Crapview

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#84 My Kingdom For A House!

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#85 When Your House Runs Out Of Battery

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#86 Madonna And Child. The Ugly Belgian Houses Edition

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#87 Double Trouble

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#88 Ugly Belgian Hug

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#89 The Dark Side Of The Livingroom

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#90 Adopted The Neighbours Garage

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#91 Building Ugly Houses Since 1302

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#92 When Your House Is On Life Support

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#93 Unfortunately Yes

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#94 Shrug

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#95 The Toyota Prius Of Ugly Belgian Houses

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#96 What Is This? A New Episode Of Game Of Thrones?

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#97 123 Sesame Street, Belgium

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#98 Ugly. But I See There Are Two Sides To This Story

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#99 When You Don’t Want To Vote Today

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#100 Et Brings Home

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#101 Apéritif Maison

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#102 Thinking Outside The Boxes

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#103 When You Want A Roof For Your Roof

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#104 Now Is The Time! Ugly Belgian Houses With 50% Extra Ugliness

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#105 When You’ve Heard The Ugly Belgian Houses Dude Is Ringing Doors For A TV Show

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#106 When You’re Not In The Mood

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#107 When You Want To Be In Two Places At Once

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#108 When Your Architect Needs Anger Management

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#109 When You Bleached Your Teeth And You Want Everyone To See It

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#110 Before And Laughter

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#111 When You Were Texting And Driving Again

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#112 The Love Shack Of The B53’s

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#113 When You Wanted To Order 2 Windows And 1 Door But Were High And Ordered 2 Doors And 0 Windows

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#114 You Should Get Rid Of That Tick Asap

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#115 Did You Know That The Castle Of Walt Disney Was Inspired By A Castle In Belgium? This Wasn’t It

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#116 If You Have Brown Stripes Like This, You Should Wipe Better

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