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Name: Noordwijk Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Noordwijk aan Zee, , Netherlands

Location: Zuid-Holland Province, North Sea coast.

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Photo: Courtesy of Michel Forand

Old records indicate that a light was in use at Noordwijk in 1444 to help fishermen. Other lights have succeeded it since then. The current lighthouse, built in 1921-22, was declared a national monument in 1980. It was reportedly under restoration in 2004.

Tower Height: 84

Height of Focal Plane: 108

Characteristic and Range: Three white flashes every 20 seconds, visible for 18 nautical miles.

Description of Tower: White, square, pyramidal stone tower.

This light is operational

Earlier Towers?
1854: White, square stone tower, light at 66 above high water (demolished in 1913).

Date Established: 1824

Date Present Tower Built: 1922

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? Grounds only.


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