Paard van Marken

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Paard van Marken
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Paard van Marken in 2006
LocationMarken, Waterland, Netherlands Edit this at Wikidata
Coordinates52°27′35.3″N 5°8′20.9″E / 52.459806°N 5.139139°E / 52.459806; 5.139139Coordinates: 52°27′35.3″N 5°8′20.9″E / 52.459806°N 5.139139°E / 52.459806; 5.139139
Constructed1700 (first)
Constructionbrick tower
Height15.5 metres (51 ft)
Shapecylindrical tower with balcony and lantern
Markingswhite tower and lantern, red lantern dome
HeritageRijksmonument Edit this on Wikidata
First lit1839 (current)
Focal height16 metres (52 ft)
Intensity4,400,000 cd
Range9 nautical miles (17 km)
Characteristicwhite light occulting once every 8 s.
Netherlands no.NL-1684[1]

The Paard van Marken (English: Horse of Marken) is a lighthouse on the Dutch peninsula Marken, on the IJsselmeer. It was built in 1839 by J. Valk. A primitive lighthouse had been on the location since the early 18th century; the current lighthouse has been a listed building (Rijksmonument) since 1970.

The lighthouse is inhabited and thus cannot be visited.

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  1. ^ Rowlett, Russ. "Lighthouses of Northern Netherlands". The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved November 11, 2015.

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