old rear light Hoek van Holland

Old rear light Hoek van Holland in June 2004. The lighthouse is a museum now. The matching front light stands in the Maritim Museum Prinz Hendrik in Rotterdam. Both lighthouses together earlier marked the entrance to Rotterdam. Today three modern leading lines shows the way to Rotterdam (also see the map of the harbour entrance of Rotterdam). The new rear light stands only some metres away from the old lighthouse.

(rear light, worked from 1894 till 1974, height of building 21 m, range of light white 26 sm, characteristic [Fl(5) W 20s] five flashes every twenty seconds)
coordinates (GPS) : 5158'28.6''N - 0407'58.8''E
map harbour entrance Rotterdam
map Netherlands