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Name: Hoek van Holland Front Light (Old)  

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Nearest Town or City:
Rotterdam, , Netherlands

Location: Now at museum at Waterstad, Rotterdam, southwest Netherlands.

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Photo: Joost Keesing

Managing Organization:
Het Havenmuseum


This light served as the front range light for the old Hoek van Holland Hoge Licht, or rear range light. With the building of the Europort in the 1960s, which extended the shore line a considerable distance, both of the Hoek van Holland lights became redundant, as they were now too far inland. The Maasvlakte Light, along with the new Hoek van Holland lights, replaced the old lights. The lage licht, or front range light was moved to the Het Havenmuseum as part of their outdoor exhibit. (Thanks to Joost Keesing.)

Tower Height: 26

Description of Tower: Red, conical cast iron tower.

This light is not operational

Earlier Towers?
1893: Octagonal stone tower, about 15 feet tall.

Date Established: 1893

Date Present Tower Built: 1900

Tower Moved?

Date Deactivated: 1967

Current Use: Exhibit at Maritime Museum.

Open To Public? Grounds only.


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