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Name: Egmond aan Zee Light  

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Also known as: Van Speyk Monument

Nearest Town or City:
Egmond aan Zee, , Netherlands

Location: Province of Noord-Holland, northwest coast of the Netherlands.

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Photo: Michel Forand

Managing Organization:
Min. of Traffic, Public Works & Water Management

This lighthouse is a monument to Lieutenant Van Speyk, who blew up his ship, including himself, in 1831 to escape from Belgian rebels in Antwerp Harbor.

Tower Height: 82

Height of Focal Plane: 121

Characteristic and Range: Iso 10s, white and red.

Description of Tower: White, conical brick and stone tower.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1834

Date Present Tower Built: 1834

Open To Public? Yes.

The lighthouse is open by appointment; call 072-5061362.

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