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DREAMING AT A HIGH LEVEL

After three-quarters of a century of faithful service, the light in the Harlingen lighthouse goes out. The lighthouse now serves as a unique viewing, enjoying, and sleeping place. Do you also dream?

Still a beacon of light

Fully restored, the Harlingen Lighthouse is once again a beacon of light. High above the old trading city, on the border of land and the Wadden Sea. The lighthouse keeper provides reception and in the morning, a breakfast with delicious fresh rolls.

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Step inside

After a number of turns in the monumental staircase, you reach the first of the three floors. This is the bath floor with a striking, round shower. Via a curved corridor, you reach the living area with a custom-made floating bed, a cozy sitting area, and everything you wish for a carefree stay. A steep staircase takes you to the former light dome. Here you can sit at a table for two, or go outside for a walk around the lighthouse.

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360° view

The highlight in the lighthouse is the bed with a 360° view. Over the historic city center of Harlingen. Over the lively harbor. Over the infinitely large Wadden Sea. With the contours of the islands Vlieland and Terschelling in the distance. And at night, the lights of no fewer than four lighthouses surrounding the Harlingen Lighthouse.

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Guestbook

THELMA
AN UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCE, BREATHTAKING VIEW, I FEEL 'HEAVENLY'!
JOOST & ANNA
THE LIGHTHOUSE WAS A BEACON OF PEACE FOR ALMOST 24 HOURS. A BEAUTIFUL GIFT FOR OUR WEDDING. AND FOR ME, BORN IN HARLINGEN, A RETURN TO MY ROOTS.
MONICA & ELLEN
For 15 years we have been each other's lighthouse, beacon, and safe haven. To celebrate these 15 years of friendship, we gifted each other this symbolic overnight stay. Two best friends.
VINCENT & ESTHER
WHAT AN UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCE! SAW A BEAUTIFUL SUNSET AND ENJOYED THE MAGNIFICENT VIEW WITH A GLASS OF PROSECCO.
ELLEN & RONALD
I COULD BE LOCKED UP HERE FOR A MONTH. THE PEACE YOU FEEL AFTER JUST TWO DAYS IS OVERWHELMING. THIS TOWER OFFERS PEOPLE MUCH MORE THAN A PLACE TO SLEEP...
RICHARD & AIDA
IT WAS GREAT TO STAY HERE HIGH ABOVE HARLINGEN WITH EVER-CHANGING VIEWS. A STRONG WIND, FORCE 5-7, CREATED A COZY AND SECURE FEELING.
ANNA KARIN & WOUTER
A unique experience, but unfortunately we missed the sunset, so we have to come back again. A beautiful dream by the sea. We continue with other dreams. Do you too?
ANNEKE & WIM
WE THOUGHT WE WERE ALREADY MADLY IN LOVE, BUT THIS LOCATION HELPS TO TAKE IT UP A NOTCH :)
KRISTIEN & WERNER
What a warm welcome. How lucky we were to stay here. What an experience, one to never forget & to savor for a long time.
CAREL & SUZANNE
We feel like two children playing lighthouse keepers and guiding the ships. An exciting adventure. What a unique experience!

Clippers and trawlers

Three hours after low tide on Vlieland, sailing ships begin to enter Willemshaven. At least fifteen charter clippers make their way along the Blauwe Slenk. You listen to their conversations with the harbor master via the radio in the lighthouse. They request a berth. Also from the southwest, a group of boats sails through the shallow channel 'de Boontjes'; clearly, the lock at Kornwerderzand has just let a group of ships through.

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Light network

The Harlingen Lighthouse is part of a light network along the Dutch coast. Eighteen of the twenty towers are still in use. A museum is located in the lighthouse of Hoek van Holland, the Harlingen Lighthouse is privately owned.

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In summary

  • Bed with 360° view over city and sea
  • Intimate sitting area for relaxation and breakfast
  • Bath floor with rain shower and toilet
  • Light dome with outer walkway
  • Generous breakfast

Specifications

Built: 1920-1922, Architect: C. Jelsma
Restored: 1998-1999, Architect: B. Pietersma
Position: 53.10,09 NB; 05.25,04 OL
Highest lookout point: 24 m above average high water

Facilities

Minibar
Nespresso
Quooker
Dinnerware
Coffee, tea, fruit
Smart TV & Audio
Wifi
Marine radio
Hairdryer
Binoculars
Parking space

The memory

I extinguished the light in February 1998. The fairways and harbor entrance had been adapted, causing the lighthouse to lose its function after 75 years. But light had shone from this place for much longer. From halfway through the 18th century, fires crackled here, acetylene gas lights hissed, and the optic that now stands downstairs in the stairwell sparkled. Because the many towers that Harlingen has known were always rebuilt in the same place. For centuries, sailors looked to this place. Now the roles have been beautifully reversed: the beacon has become a lookout point.

Piet Beuker, lighthouse keeper from 1970-1998

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