Min. of Traffic, Public Works & Water Management
This lighthouse was constructed using the upper portion of the IJmuiden Front Light (1879).
Tower Height: 31
Height of Focal Plane: 177
Characteristic and Range: White light, 2 seconds on, 2 seconds off, visible for 20 nautical miles.
Description of Tower: Red, conical cast iron tower.
This light is operational
1836: Conical brick tower, 38 feet tall, with dwelling nearby.
Date Established: 1836
Date Present Tower Built: 1909
Optics: First order Fresnel lens.
Current Use: Active aid to navigation.
Open To Public? Yes.
The lighthouse is open to the public all year, Saturday, Sunday and holidays 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon. Monday through Friday 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Private cars are not allowed at the lighthouse because much of the island is a military base; bus transportation is available.