|Year first constructed||1875|
|Construction||cast iron tower|
|Tower shape||dodecagonal prism tower with balcony and gallery|
|Markings / pattern||red tower, white balcony and lantern, green lantern dome|
|Height||30 metres (98 ft)|
|Focal height||49 metres (161 ft)|
|Range||29 nautical miles (54 km; 33 mi)|
|Characteristic||Fl(2) W 10s|
In the 16th century Scheveningen had a lighthouse already, and the church collected money from the ships using it. It was elevated in 1850, and equipped with a copper cupola and a new light. In the 1870s, Dutch lighthouse designer Quirinus Harder got the assignment for a new lighthouse.
The lighthouse is made of cast iron and consists of nine segments. At the foot of the tower is one house for the supervisor and four more for the lighthouse keeper. The original light rotated in a mercury bath, which was replaced in the 1960s by an electrical system.
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