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Name: Katwijk Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Katwijk aan Zee, , Netherlands

Location: Zuid-Holland Province, North Sea coast.

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Photo: Courtesy of Michel Forand

The Katwijk Lighthouse, built in 1605, replaced a "vierboet" (lighted beacon) that had been standing for many years. It was declared a national monument in 1971. The lighthouse can be visited Monday to Friday in July and August.

Height of Focal Plane: 82

Characteristic and Range: Fixed white.

Description of Tower: White, square stone tower.

This light is not operational

Date Established: 1605

Date Present Tower Built: 1605

Date Deactivated: 1913

Current Use: Tourist attraction.

Open To Public? Yes.

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