Scheveningen Lighthouse

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Scheveningen Lighthouse
Vuurtoren Scheveningen.jpg
Scheveningen Lighthouse
Scheveningen Lighthouse is located in Netherlands
Scheveningen Lighthouse
Location Scheveningen, Netherlands
Coordinates 52°6′15″N 4°16′6″E / 52.10417°N 4.26833°E / 52.10417; 4.26833Coordinates: 52°6′15″N 4°16′6″E / 52.10417°N 4.26833°E / 52.10417; 4.26833
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
Admiralty number B0750
NGA number 9748
ARLHS number NET-020
Netherlands number NL-1292[1]
Heritage Rijksmonument Edit this on Wikidata

De Scheveningen Lighthouse is a lighthouse in Scheveningen, Netherlands. It was designed by Quirinus Harder and activated finished in 1875.


Plaque above entrance

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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