List of lighthouses in the Netherlands

A list of lighthouses in the Netherlands.

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Active lighthousesEdit

Lighthouse Image Location Province Tower height Light characteristic Year built Architect
Urk Lighthouse   Urk Flevoland 18,5 m (27 m above NAP) Fl W 5s (18 nautical miles (33 km)) 1844–1845 Valk, J.
Bornrif   Ameland Friesland 55,3 m (58 m above NAP) Fl(3) W 15s (30 nautical miles (56 km)) 1880–1881 Harder, Quirinus
North Tower   Schiermonnikoog Friesland 37 m (44 m above NAP) Fl(4) W 20s (28 nautical miles (52 km)) 1853–1854 Jansen, H.G.
Stavoren Lighthouse   Stavoren Friesland 15,7 m (15 m above NAP) Iso W 4s (12 nautical miles (22 km)) 1884 Harder, Quirinus
Brandaris   Terschelling Friesland 52,5 m (55 m above NAP) Fl W 5s (29 nautical miles (54 km)) 1593–1594
Vuurduin   Vlieland Friesland 16,8 m (54 m above NAP) Iso W 4s (20 nautical miles (37 km)) 1909 Harder, Quirinus
Lange Jaap   Den Helder North Holland 55,5 m (57 m above NAP) Fl(4) W 20s (30 nautical miles (56 km)) 1877–1878 Harder, Quirinus
Den Oever Lighthouse   Den Oever North Holland 15 m above NAP Iso WRG 5s (10 nautical miles (19 km)) 1884 Harder, Quirinus
J.C.J. van Speijk Lighthouse   Egmond aan Zee North Holland 28 m (37 m above NAP) Iso WR 10s (18 nautical miles (33 km)) 1833–1834 Valk, J.
Hoge vuurtoren van IJmuiden   IJmuiden North Holland 41,8 m (53 m above NAP) Fl W 5s (29 nautical miles (54 km)) 1878 Harder, Quirinus
Lage vuurtoren van IJmuiden   IJmuiden North Holland 24 m (31 m above NAP) F WR (16 nautical miles (30 km)) 1878 Harder, Quirinus
Groote Kaap   Julianadorp North Holland 16,8 m (31 m above NAP) Oc WRG 10s (11 nautical miles (20 km)) 1966
Paard van Marken   Marken North Holland 15,5 m (16 m above NAP) Oc W 8s (9 nautical miles (17 km)) 1839 Valk, J.
De Ven   Oosterdijk North Holland 15 m (17 m above NAP) LFlW10s (11 nautical miles (20 km)) 1700
Eierland Lighthouse   Texel North Holland 34,7 m (53 m above NAP) Fl(2) W 10s (29 nautical miles (54 km)) 1863–1864 Harder, Quirinus
Nieuwe Sluis   Breskens Zeeland 22,4 m (28 m above NAP) Oc WRG 10s (14 nautical miles (26 km)) 1867 Harder, Quirinus
Westerlichttoren (Westenschouwen)   Haamstede Zeeland 50 m (58 m above NAP) Fl(2+1) W 15s (30 nautical miles (56 km)) 1837–1840 Valk, L.
Tall lighthouse of Westkapelle   Westkapelle Zeeland 52,3 m (49 m above NAP) Fl W 3s (28 nautical miles (52 km)) 1818; 1458–1470
Short lighthouse of Westkapelle (Noorderhoofd)   Westkapelle Zeeland 16,1 m (20 m above NAP) Oc WRG 10s (13 nautical miles (24 km)) 1875 Harder, Quirinus
Hellevoetsluis Lighthouse   Hellevoetsluis South Holland 18,1 m (17 m above NAP) Iso WRG 10s (11 nautical miles (20 km)) 1822 Valk, J.
Westhoofd Lighthouse   Ouddorp South Holland 52 m (56 m above NAP) Fl(3) W 15s (30 nautical miles (56 km)) 1947–1948 Friedhoff, G.
Noordwijk Lighthouse   Noordwijk South Holland 25,5 m (33 m above NAP) Oc(3) W 20s (18 nautical miles (33 km)) 1921–1922 Jelsma, C.
Hoge vuurtoren Europoort   Rotterdam South Holland 44 m above NAP Oc G 6s (16 nautical miles (30 km))
Lage vuurtoren Europoort   Rotterdam South Holland 30 m above NAP Oc G 6s (16 nautical miles (30 km))
Hoge vuurtoren Maasmond   Rotterdam South Holland 47 m above NAP Iso W 4s (21 nautical miles (39 km)) 1971
Lage vuurtoren Maasmond   Rotterdam South Holland 30 m above NAP Iso W 4s (21 nautical miles (39 km)) 1971
Lighthouse at the Maasvlakte   Rotterdam South Holland 62 m (67 m above NAP) Fl(5) W 20s (28 nautical miles (52 km)) 1974 Colenbrander, W.
Hoge vuurtoren Nieuwe Waterweg   Rotterdam South Holland 44 m above NAP Iso R 6s (18 nautical miles (33 km))
Lage vuurtoren Nieuwe Waterweg   Rotterdam South Holland 30 m above NAP Iso R 6s (18 nautical miles (33 km))
Scheveningen Lighthouse   Scheveningen South Holland 30 m (49 m above NAP) Fl(2) W 10s (29 nautical miles (54 km)) 1875 Harder, Quirinus
Vuurtoreneiland   Durgerdam North Holland 19,5 m (18 m above NAP) Oc WR 5s (14 nautical miles (26 km)) 1893–2003, 2005- Loo, A.C. van

Deactivated lighthousesEdit

Lighthouse Image Location Province Year deactivated Tower height Light characteristic Year built Architect
Harlingen Lighthouse   Harlingen Friesland 1998 21 m above NAP F WR 1921 Jelsma, C.
Lemmer Lighthouse   Lemmer Friesland 1993 19,2 m 1993
Zuidertoren   Schiermonnikoog Friesland 1909 1853–1854 Jansen, H.G.
Workum Lighthouse   Workum Friesland
Stenen Baak   Brielle South Holland 1850 15 m 1630 Paeyse, M. Czn
Goedereede Lighthouse   Goedereede South Holland 1991 19,5 m 1467–1512, lighthouse since 1834
Hoge vuurtoren van Hoek van Holland   Hook of Holland South Holland 1974 1893 Loo, A.C. van
Low Light of the Hook of Holland   [[Hook of Holland] South Holland 1967 13,5 m 1899 Loo, A.C. van
Katwijk Lighthouse   Katwijk South Holland 1913 1605

DemolishedEdit

Lighthouse Town Province Year of demolition Height Light Year Architect Photo
Harlingen Lighthouse Harlingen Friesland 1921 1904
Lemmer Lighthouse Lemmer Friesland 1968 1910
Terschelling Lighthouse Terschelling Friesland 1593 1323
Vlieland Lighthouse Vlieland Friesland 1909 11,6 m 1836
Delfzijl Lighthouse Delfzijl Groningen 1940 10,5 m 1888
Tweede vuurtoren van Delfzijl Delfzijl Groningen 1981 14,4 m (17 m above NAP) F WRG (12 nautical miles (22 km)) 1949
Watum Lighthouse Delfzijl Groningen 1945 10,5 m 1888
Fort Kijkduin Den Helder North Holland 1877 22,0 m 1822
Zuidertoren Egmond aan Zee North Holland 1915 18,2 m (38 m above NAP) F R 1833–1834
Hoek van 't IJ Durgerdam North Holland 1893 19 m 1700
Marken Lighthouse Marken North Holland 1700
Zandvoort Lighthouse Zandvoort North Holland 1907
Hoge vuurtoren van Renesse Renesse Zeeland 1916 45 m above NAP 1848
Lage vuurtoren van Renesse Renesse Zeeland 1915 35 m above NAP 1856
Oostvoorne Lighthouse Oostvoorne South Holland 1552 1360–1390
Vuurtoren Westhoofd (1911) Ouddorp South Holland 1945 33,0 m Fl(3) W 15s 1911–1912
Vuurtoren Flaauwe Werk Ouddorp South Holland 1911 24 m (28 m above NAP) 1862
Vuurtoren van Noordwijk Noordwijk South Holland Extinguished 1913 1854
Vuurtoren van Scheveningen (16e eeuw) Scheveningen South Holland 29 m 16th century

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit

  • Rowlett, Russ. "The Lighthouse Directory". University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.