Vlieland, The Netherlands. 1909 (station established 1836). Active; focal plane 54 m (177 ft); white light, 2 s on, 2 s off. 17 m (55 ft) round cast iron tower with lantern and double gallery, painted red; lantern is white with a red dome. 1st order Fresnel lens in use. An observation tower stands next to the lighthouse. The earlier history of Vlieland lights is not well known at all; there are references to lights at least as early as 1543.