IJsselmeer Area Directorate (RDIJ)
Urk, once an island in the Zuiderzee, has been joined to the mainland since the 1930s, and the lighthouse now stands on the east shore of the IJsselmeer. The lighthouse was restored in 1972 and was declared a national monument in 1981.
Tower Height: 61
Height of Focal Plane: 89
Characteristic and Range: White flash every 5 seconds, visible for 18 nautical miles.
Description of Tower: White conical brick tower with red lantern.
This light is operational
Date Established: 1844
Date Present Tower Built: 1844
Date Automated: 1989
Current Use: Active aid to navigation.
Open To Public? Grounds only.
Former keeper Koert Bakker monitors the light station and gives guided tours by arrangement.
Keepers: Koert Bakker