Lighthouse West Schouwen Haamstede

Lighthouse West Schouwen HaamstedeLighthouse West Schouwen Haamstede

The Westerlichttoren or West Schouwen is a lighthouse in Haamstede, Netherlands. Designed by L. Valk, it was built in 1837. At 53 m above ground and a light stand at 58 m above sea level it is one of the tallest lighthouses in the Netherlands.

This lighthouse was well known by the public as it was used for the former 250 Dutch guilder note designed by Ootje Oxenaar.

The lighthouse is built in brick and iron, the walls are 2.4 m thick at the bottom, tapering upward. It is painted in a red-and-white spiral. A stair of 226 steps, in stone and partially in iron, leads to the top. The lighthouse is unattended.

The lighthouse is not open to the public.

Name: Westenschouwen
Built: 1837
Tower height: 50,0 m
Light height (above sea level): 58,0 m
Floors: 2
Stair treads: 226
Manned: No
Open to the public: No

For information:
Vuurtoren 1, Burgh-Haamstede