About this location
The lighthouse of Breskens from 1868 is the oldest surviving cast iron lighthouse in Netherlands and one of the most iconic buildings in West-Zeeuws-Vlaanderen. This eight-sided, black and white painted tower was built in 1866-1867 after a design by Dutch architect Quirinus Harder.
Lighthouse New Lock marks the entrance to the Western Scheldt, has a height of 28.4 meters and has five storeys. He is part of a series of lights that mark the end of the Scheldt and the shipping traffic between the North Sea and Antwerp.
The lighthouse was decommissioned in 2011 and degradation threatened. Thanks to the efforts of the Stichting Lighthouse Breskens is the national monument in 2015 completely renovated and opgengesteld for visitors.
The entrance fee is €2.00 per person. Children from 5 to 12 years are allowed for €1.00 under supervision. Given the small space and the steep stairs is the lighthouse not suitable for children under 5 years of age and not more than 15 people at a time are allowed.