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Marken - Marken Lighthouse | Paard Van Marken

Marken - Marken Lighthouse | Paard Van Marken

The Marken Lighthouse can be found on the IJsselmeer, rising from the easternmost point of the Dutch peninsula of Marken. There had been a lighthouse on this location since the early 1700s but the current structure was built by J. Valk in 1839. This monumental lighthouse is also called Paard Van Marken or Horse of Marken because of its shape, which consists of a 54-ft. (16m) tower attached to two pyramidal-roofed houses. The lighthouse is now a private residence.