Harlingen

The Lighthouse of Harlingen the Harlinger
After a long wait it was actually so far as there was a waiting period of 2 years.I had put me on the reservation list and had someone call off.A little boys dream came true.I could not believe it, I sleep in a lighthouse.on Monday 3 August 2009 was finally come. I was a little kid who just got a Candy.After a beautiful and good explanation of a charming lady we got the keys to the lighthouse.It was now as if it was my lighthouse was I could not believe it. About Lighthouse – Harlingen 
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                                Spotted Monday 3 August 2009
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                                                                                                 Sister property to Dockside Crane hotel
Converted Lighthouse in Harlingen historic docks - Near the City Centre.
Harlingen Lighthouse is not difficult to find – it is situated in the heart of the historic docks, rising above the dwellings around it. Look for an Art-Deco designed beacon standing above the surrounding houses. Unlike many Lighthouses it has no need to be remote, as it protected navigation from the sandbanks around the port itself.
After climbing the 80 or so steps, you uncover a 3 story luxury haven, providing all-round panoramic views from your bedroom and upstairs lookout, but adding leisure touches such as television, tuner/CD unit, minibar and a hot drinks facility. The bedroom is beautifully equipped, not surprisingly requiring a hand-made (and comfortable) bed. One floor below the bedroom is the bathroom floor with a giant shower and facilities.
Thankfully, the designers have ensured that the nautical theme is retained and the original lantern room at the top provides a VHF radio so you can hear the movements of the shipping traffic, as well as windspeed and direction meters. The outside balcony can also be accessed, should you wish to brave the elements yourself.
Inside is surprisingly spacious, however some of the steps and ladders are steep -so pack your belongings in a soft bag, and travel light.
Looking down on the city and docks below is endlessly fascinating – and looking down on the birds flying even more so. Binoculars are provided !

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The Harlingen Lighthouse

​​​​​​​ is in the center of the Harlingen docks. The same site has been used for at least two earlier lighthouses. A square tower on a fortress was built around 1750 and demolished in 1872. A hexagonal red wooden tower with white bands was operated between 1904 and 1921.The current lighthouse was designed by architect C. Jelsma and built between 1920 and 1922. The highest point is 24 metres (79 ft) above mean high water. The tower is square, built of stone and steel. The beacon has an Art Deco design. It came into service in 1922, and the light was finally extinguished in 1998. Harlingen lighthouse was part of a network of twenty lights along the Dutch coast, eighteen of which remain operational. The channels and harbor mouth had been adjusted so that this lighthouse was no longer needed. Between 1998 and 1999 the lighthouse was restored by architect B. Pietersma. The lighthouse is now privately owned and provides a single hotel suite on three levels that can accommodate two people.

53° 10′ 25.84″ N, 5° 24′ 42.52″ E


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General
Place: Harlingen
Position: 53 °10 '25''N  5 °24'42" E
Name:-
Monument: No
Radar: No
Staffed: No
Tower/building
Year Built:?
Material: Steel
Creator:?
Builder:?
Height: 5 feet
Color: Red & white bands
Shape: Round
Floors: 1
Steps:?
Light
Light character: fixed light
Light Output:?
Visibility: 4 zm
Light Color: Red
Light height: 9 feet
Inflamed:?
Electrified:?
spotted ‎ ‎3‎/ ‎08‎/ ‎2009
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