IJsselmeer Area Directorate (RDIJ)
The first Marken lighthouse was similar to the first towers at De Ven and Hoek van't IJ, built at the same time. The current lighthouse was declared a national monument in 1970. The 1901 lantern from this lighthouse (replaced in 1992) is displayed on the waterfront of the town of Marken.
Tower Height: 51
Height of Focal Plane: 53
Characteristic and Range: White flash every 8 seconds, visible for 9 nautical miles.
Description of Tower: White conical brick tower, attached to a two-story dwelling.
This light is operational
1700: Square stone tower (demolished in 1839).
Date Established: 1700
Date Present Tower Built: 1839
Date Automated: 1990
Current Use: Active aid to navigation.
Open To Public? Grounds only.