Lighthouse Urk, Urk

Urk Lighthouse is a lighthouse in Urk at the eastern banks of the IJsselmeer. From 1617 a coal fire was used for the local fishermen as well as for the ships sailing from Amsterdam to the North Sea. The current lighthouse station was established in 1837. The tower was built in 1845 as a round brick tower attached to a keeper's house. A Fresnel lens is still in use. The lighthouse was restored in 1972 and declared a national monument of the Netherlands in 1982. The tower can be visited during guided tours.
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  • You do have to do stairs, but anything above you have a unique view of Urk and the IJsselmeer.
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  • 65 steps to be able to enjoy a delicious good views, a beautiful old lighthouse that you restore in time
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  • Lighthouse Urk is embedded in adjacent residential landmark and something very special due to its construction -. Very worth a visit.
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  • Fantastic! Please visit - you won't regret it and your two Euros go to a good cause
  • From this place u can see windmill energy farm of Holland. nearby is small beach which u can stay and plenty of chairs for sitting
  • A lovely view of the Urk landscape and Ijselmeer.
  • beautiful place
  • Nice lighthouse in Urk harbour.

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