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  • 1960: Spot on the lighthouse keepers

    The Texel lighthouse was manned for a long time, serving the safety of people at sea. In 2003, the Brandaris lighthouse on Terschelling took over this task.

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  • 1945: War in a war

    In the World War II, the Texel lighthouse was heavily damaged. A new wall was built around the old battered tower. You can walk between the walls where the bullet holes are still visible.

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  • 1864: Kikkert’s struggle

    Up till 1864, the Eierland Grounds off of Texel constituted a grave danger for ships. After 10 years of lobbying, the Texel notary Kikkert succeeded in convincing the authorities the necessity to build a lighthouse.

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