Egmond aan Zee Lighthouse

Egmond aan Zee

Bergen, Netherlands c.1960

1834. Active; focal plane 37 m (121 ft); white light, 5 s on, 5 s off; red light is shown over a sector along the shore to the north. 28 m (92 ft) round brick tower with lantern and gallery, rising from a 1-story masonry building; the watch room has been expanded to a large 16-sided observation room. Tower painted white; lantern and observation room painted gray.   The lighthouse was built as a memorial to Jan C. J. van Speijk (or van Speyk), who blew up his own ship to prevent it from falling into the hands of Belgian revolutionaries at Antwerp in 1831. Located on the seaside boulevard at the foot of Van Speijkstraat in Egmond aan Zee, about 20 km (13 mi) north of Ijmuiden. Site open, tower open by appointment.

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