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Name: Brielle Light  

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Also known as: Steenen Baak Light

Nearest Town or City:
Brielle, , Netherlands

Location: West of the town of Brielle, about 12 miles (20 k) from Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland Province.

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Photo: Courtesy of Michel Forand

Managing Organization:
Historisch Museum Den Briel


Contact Address Information:
Markt 1

Lighted seamarks have been recorded here as early as the year 1280. The light on the Steenen Baak tower, which is similar in appearance to Brandaris Lighthouse, formed a range with the light on St. Catharine Church (St. Catharijne-Kerk) in Brielle from 1759 to 1795, when it was discontinued.

Tower Height: 50

Characteristic and Range: Square brick tower.

This light is not operational

Date Established: 1630

Date Deactivated: 1795

Current Use: Unknown.

Open To Public? Yes.

The lighthouse is open to visitors Tuesday to Sunday, noon to 3 p.m., from April 1st to October 31st.


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