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Lighthouse (Bornrif) Ameland

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Erik van den Ham on September 13, 2010

Lighthouse (Bornrif) Ameland

Bornrif (From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

Location: Hollum (Ameland)

Status active

Start Construction: 1880

Opening: 1881

Architect: Quirinus Harder

Owner: Municipality Ameland

Monument: Yes, since 1982


Height: 55.3 m

Material: cast iron


Light Height: 58 m above sea level

Luminosity: 4.4 million CDs

Range: 30 miles

Radar: Yes, since 1988

Reception: Occasional

The lighthouse of Ameland is sometimes called Bornrif, although this lighthouse has been given no name. The tower was built in 1880, commissioned by King William III. The tower was designed by Quirinus Harder and built by Nering Bögel, Deventer. The individual segments are shipped to Ameland and constructed on side.

After the Second World War a new, weaker light was put on the tower. This gave it the nickname 'Twilight Lamp'. In 1952, a new stronger light was placed. This light has a strength of 4.4 million candlepower.

Since 2004 the tower is owned by the Municipality of Ameland and since March 26, 2005, the tower is again open to tourists. The tower is used as exhibition space. At the top is a workroom arranged as previously used by the lighthouse keeper.

The lighthouse is 55 meters high and has 15 floors. The staircase has 236 steps to the top. The topof the tower is from the former lighthouse Ouddorp.

Business hours

  • Summer on weekdays from 10.00 to 16.30 and from 22.00 to 23.00
  • Winter on Wednesdays and weekends from 11.00 to 16.00 and Saturday from 22.00 to 23.00
Karin H on September 13, 2010

Like of course !

Erik van den Ham on September 13, 2010


els f on September 13, 2010

fantastisch nachtshot! like

Erik van den Ham on September 13, 2010

Dank je Els die vuurtorens blijven verleidelijk voor de nachtfotograaf.

bdeh on September 14, 2010

Steekt erg mooi af tegen de wolkenlucht Erik. Jammer dat de Exif er niet staan. Groeten Berend

Erik van den Ham on September 14, 2010

Help ik je toch even aan die gegevens Berend.


1 sec. bij f/16

ISO 640

Belichtingsafwijking : -1,1/3

bdeh on September 15, 2010

Bedankt Erik, groeten Berend

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