Lighthouse in Hoek van Holland
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Lighthouse in Hoek van Holland

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The old lighthouse "Het hoge licht" (the high light) in Hoek van Holland. This 26 meter high cast iron tower was built in 1893 after a design from A.C. van Loo and built by Penn & Bauduin. It has 6 floors (111 steps) and is now a museum.

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Bilder in der Nähe von Netherlands


A: The Lighthouse Hook of Holland Stena Line

von Henk van den Berg, 30 Meter entfernt

The plan for placement of the first lighthouse of Hook of Holland dates from the time of the construc...

The Lighthouse Hook of Holland Stena Line

B: RPA16 top deck

von Willem Schulte, 610 Meter entfernt

RPA16 top deck

C: RPA16 Engineroom

von Willem Schulte, 620 Meter entfernt

RPA16 Engineroom

D: De Redder Hoek Van Holland

von Henk van den Berg, 690 Meter entfernt

De Redder Hoek Van Holland

E: The point of Rozenburg, Netherlands

von Willem Schulte, 880 Meter entfernt

The point of Rozenburg is a recreational area on the land between the Nieuwe Waterweg and the Calandk...

The point of Rozenburg, Netherlands

F: Hoek of Holland Boulevard

von Henk van den Berg, 920 Meter entfernt

Shot taken on a dul day in March.

Hoek of Holland Boulevard

G: Zekkenweg Hoek Van Holland

von Henk van den Berg, 1.0 entfernt

Zekkenweg Hoek Van Holland

H: Hoek of Holland boulevard

von Henk van den Berg, 1.0 entfernt

Looking towards the maas entrance at Hoek of Holland

Hoek of Holland boulevard

I: Noorderhoofd Hoek van Holland

von Johan Louw, 1.5 entfernt

noorderhoofd - hoek van holland

Noorderhoofd Hoek van Holland

J: Rescue and ferry museum Jan Lels, Hoek van Holland

von Willem Schulte, 1.6 entfernt

Since 1986 there is a museum in an old ammo bunker built in 1943 in Hoek van Holland. The rescue and ...

Rescue and ferry museum Jan Lels, Hoek van Holland

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