Lawang Sewu is a landmark in Semarang, Central Java, Indonesia. The colonial era building is famous as a haunted house, though the Semarang city government has attempted to rebrand it.
The name Lawang Sewu is from Javanese, it means "Thousand Doors".The name comes from its design, with numerous doors and arcs.The building has about 600 large windows
Lawang Sewu is said to be haunted, with many tourists visiting to see the ghosts. Among the ghosts reported to inhabit the establishment are a Dutchwoman who committed suicide inside and "headless ghouls" .