Westerlicht Lighthouse - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
About Westerlicht Lighthouse
A majestic lighthousewas built in 1837in Haamstede, Netherlands. Designed by L. Valk at 47 m above ground and a light stand at 58 m above sea level it is one of the tallest lighthouses in the Netherlands. 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.
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Kop van Schouwen
2.12km from Westerlicht Lighthouse
The Kop van Schouwen is a Natura 2000 area in the 'dunes' category on the west side of Schouwen-Duiveland between Burgh-Haamstede and Renesse in the Dutch province of Zeeland . The area has been classified as a protected natural monument since 1978 and as a state natural monument since 1988. The varied landscape is an important habitat for many protected species.
3.42km from Westerlicht Lighthouse
Burgh-Haamstede is a place at the Kop van Schouwen on the island of Schouwen-Duiveland , in the Dutch province of Zeeland . It consists of two villages, Burgh and Haamstede . Both are still clearly recognizable, Haamstede north and Burgh south. With 4,310 inhabitants (1 January 2021), it is the second largest residential area on the island after Zierikzee.
3.68km from Westerlicht Lighthouse
Slot Haamstede is an old castle located in the village of Haamstede on Schouwen-Duiveland . The most famous inhabitant of this castle was Witte van Haamstede , a bastard son of Count Floris V . The keep of the castle dates from the thirteenth century . In 1525 the castle was destroyed by fire, but the keep was preserved. The castle was later rebuilt.
3.9km from Westerlicht Lighthouse
Boswachterij Westerschouwen is the largest forest in Zeeland , located on the coast of Schouwen-Duiveland. The Westerschouwen Boswachterij, the Meeuwenduinen, the Verklikkerduinen and the Vroongronden all fall under the Kop van Schouwen. The forest is rich in birds. Birds of prey such as buzzards and hawks are present. The area is largely freely accessible to visitors. The area can be visited on foot, by bicycle or with a horse. There is also a tiled path that wheelchair users can use.
6.42km from Westerlicht Lighthouse
Plompetoren on Schouwen-Duveland was a village for a long time, called Kouuwekerke. Bie laeg waeter you can still see the streets, where they go. And also the traske e ka-je still see. Trasse see water tanks, where the water runs from the gutters - there used to be gin water pipes. That city has perished, because those people have such pride: the horses ran with golden horseshoes
7.09km from Westerlicht Lighthouse
This is a majestic castle in the village of Renesse on Schouwen-Duiveland . The castle consists of a square brick building and later additions from the early 16th century and late 20th century and is surrounded by a moat. It is one of the iconic attraction in this area and attracts a lot of tourists.
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Zeeland is the westernmost and least populous province of the Netherlands. It consists of a number of islands and peninsulas. Tourism plays a major role in the province’s economy as the local beaches become tourist hotspots in the summer. German tourists, in particular, flock to Zeeland to enjoy its beautiful weather and stunning beaches.