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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  • I live at the lighthouse and enjoy the view. It does not matter whether it is beautiful or bad weather. It's just a living painting
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  • The town of Urk is worth a visit for a few hours. If you are in the old village car park free at the port then you can along the old fishermen's cottages with different facades to the lighthouse. The view of the IJsselmeer is a fun experience. The many seafood restaurants are well worth a visit.
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  • Were with the boat on the trip after Lemmer and made in the port of Urk station. Nice and friendly reception. The picturesque village is actually a town and was an island until the drainage of the surrounding area. A panoramic view from the Lighthouse is strongly recommended. The old, typical houses invite you to a stroll through Urk. A restaurant is located in the building of the Harbour Office, that we unfortunately could not attend. You should take time for holiday 3-4 days to explore everything.
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  • Nice and small lighthouse in a cosy village!
  • What a view and such wonderful people!
  • Fantastic! Please visit - you won't regret it and your two Euros go to a good cause
  • Such a great place!
  • 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

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