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Name: Urk Lighthouse  

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Nearest Town or City:
Urk, , Netherlands

Location: Flevoland Province, east side of IJsselmeer Lake.

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Photo: Michel Forand

Managing Organization:
IJsselmeer Area Directorate (RDIJ)

Urk, once an island in the Zuiderzee, has been joined to the mainland since the 1930s, and the lighthouse now stands on the east shore of the IJsselmeer. The lighthouse was restored in 1972 and was declared a national monument in 1981.

Tower Height: 61

Height of Focal Plane: 89

Characteristic and Range: White flash every 5 seconds, visible for 18 nautical miles.

Description of Tower: White conical brick tower with red lantern.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1844

Date Present Tower Built: 1844

Date Automated: 1989

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? Grounds only.

Former keeper Koert Bakker monitors the light station and gives guided tours by arrangement.

Keepers: Koert Bakker

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