Groote Kaap

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Groote Kaap Lighthouse
Groote Kaap Lighthouse
Groote Kaap is located in Netherlands
Groote Kaap
Location Den Helder
Coordinates 52°52′51.3″N 4°42′53.2″E / 52.880917°N 4.714778°E / 52.880917; 4.714778Coordinates: 52°52′51.3″N 4°42′53.2″E / 52.880917°N 4.714778°E / 52.880917; 4.714778
Year first constructed 1871 (first)
1966 (second)
Year first lit 1985 (current)
Construction steel tower
Tower shape cylindrical tower with balcony and lantern
Markings / pattern red tower and white lantern
Height 16.8 metres (55 ft)
Focal height 31 metres (102 ft)
Range white: 11 nautical miles (20 km; 13 mi)
red and green: 8 nautical miles (15 km; 9.2 mi)
Characteristic Oc WRG 10s.
Admiralty number B0849
NGA number 9876
ARLHS number NET-077[1]
Netherlands number 1482[2]

Groote Kaap (Great Cape) (also known as the Julianadorp Lighthouse) is a round steel lighthouse painted red with a white light casing on the North Sea coast in the dunes near Julianadorp by the sea, in the municipality of Den Helder. The construction of the tower was completed in 1966. The tower was replaced in 1985.

The tower is 16.8 metres high, and the light has a height of 31 metres above sea level. It is listed with the international number of B0849 and national number of 1482.


  • Visibility in nautical miles: white 11; red and green, 8
  • Light Character: Oc WRG 10s
  • Light source: Halogen, 24V 250W

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Zanddijk (Large Tower)/ Groote Kaap Light - ARLHS NET-077". World List of Lights (WLOL). Amateur Radio Lighthouse Society. Retrieved 30 July 2011. 
  2. ^ Lighthouses Directory

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