The bold red lighthouse on the northern tip of the island is for many people the symbol of Texel. The lighthouse is almost year-round daily open to visitors.
After taking the staircase of 153 steps a magnificent view awaits you ; over the North Sea, Wadden Sea and the nearby island of Vlieland.
In 1864 Texel got a lighthouse, after years of campaigning conducted by the Texel solicitor Kikkert. Before the establishment of the lighthouse every year many ships perished, because the surrounding waters were so dangerous for shipping.
Tower height: 34,7 m
Light height (above sea level): 53,2 m
Stair treads: 153
Open to the public: ja