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The lighthouse keeper stands as a bronze statue at the door. Finally, we can welcome guests to the cottage he left behind long ago. It has now become a small museum. With comfort that the lighthouse keeper could only dream of. Everything is provided, for a day, a weekend, or a week. From the living floor, you have a view for kilometers over the Wadden Sea. It leaves you speechless.

With Seaview

In the tiny house 'Guardian', you don't have the height of the lighthouse or the harbor crane. Yet, here too, the fascinating contrast between the historic city and the ever-changing Wadden Sea is intensely felt. The sheltered garden also makes being outside a joy. The meticulously designed interior embraces and protects you from the elements.


Everything Provided

On the ground floor, you will find a generously equipped kitchen, a tasteful sleeping area, a modern bathroom, and a cozy dining table. Everything is set up for two people. A narrow staircase leads to the intimate upper floor with a spacious sitting and lying bench. A large window offers a view of the lively harbor of Harlingen and beyond to the Pollendam, the waterway to the Wadden Islands.



Super nice place full of the dynamism of the port, the view and enough tranquility.
We sat so nicely upstairs, by the open windows to catch a breeze, with a glass of wine, really a super nice place!
Perfect quality through all the materials used, the way of finishing, the equipment, the bed, etc... It can't be better.
The level of finish is high and the presence of real art pleases my art historian's heart.


The lighthouse keeper was an enthusiastic collector. Daily fascinated by the centuries-old history of Harlingen. His cottage was built on the remains of the Bolwerk, the medieval defense work around the old city. The stone balls in the showcase next to the bed were found during excavation work. The same goes for the earthenware in the kitchen showcase. Everything in the cottage breathes history.


A Fairy Tale

Connoisseurs of Harlingen will think: Did the lighthouse keeper live there? I never knew that. Well, we actually don't know either. The cottage served as a workshop for the large house next door in recent decades. We have worked on the extensive transformation with a lot of love for two years.

The bronze statue was specially made for this place by the acclaimed artist Ilse Oelbers. As a tribute to the men who watched over the coastal light of Harlingen over the years. The artworks and archaeological finds in the cottage have been loaned to the municipal museum Het Hannemahuis.



  • Beautiful sea view
  • Stay in a small museum
  • Everything breathes quality in all simplicity
  • Private terrace at the door
  • Suitable for longer stays


  • Bed & bath linen
  • Complete kitchen inventory
  • Nespresso
  • Smart TV & Audio
  • Wifi
  • Hairdryer
  • Spotting scope
  • Outdoor terrace