Vuurduin

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Vuurduin Lighthouse
Vlieland
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Vuurduin
Vuurduin is located in Netherlands
Vuurduin
Netherlands
Location Vlieland, Netherlands
Coordinates 53°17′45″N 5°03′30″E / 53.29583°N 5.05833°E / 53.29583; 5.05833Coordinates: 53°17′45″N 5°03′30″E / 53.29583°N 5.05833°E / 53.29583; 5.05833
Year first constructed 1836 (first)
Year first lit 1909 (current)
Construction cast iron tower
Tower shape cylindrical tower with balcony and lantern
Markings / pattern red tower and dome, white lantern
Height 16.8 metres (55 ft)
Focal height 54 metres (177 ft)
Intensity 1,000,000 cd
Range 20 nautical miles (37 km; 23 mi)
Characteristic ISO phase light, 4 sec
Admiralty number B0894
NGA number 9968
ARLHS number NET-028
Netherlands number NL-2066[1]

Vuurduin is a lighthouse on the Dutch island Vlieland. The tower is the top part of the former front light of the leading lights in IJmuiden, designed by Quirinus Harder.

The lighthouse was placed on Vlieland in 1909, on top of one of the Voorboetsduin, one of the highest sand dunes (at 45 metres) in the Netherlands. A lookout tower was built next to the lighthouse in 1929. In 1986, the cupola was renovated. While a lighthouse keeper still attends, the lighthouse is fully automated.

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