Oud-Kraggenburg (former island)

Oud-Kraggenburg is a former island or peninsula in the Zuider Zee, with a lighthouse keeper's house.

Oud-Kraggenburg is a former island or peninsula in the Zuider Zee, with a lighthouse keeper's house. A house with a navigation beacon or lighthouse, built on a terp (man-made mound). At the foot of the terp there is a small inland harbour, also known as a port of refuge, where sailing ships or steam ships could shelter in the event of mist or storms.

Oud-Kraggenburg lies like an island on the land, well raised above the fields and the bicycle route and far away from busy roads. The basalt dykes around the terp form a protective stronghold around the picturesque house with its white facade and green shutters. Whoever comes cycling from a north-westerly direction will see a cast iron bell on the edge of the roof which at one time served as a fog bell. The lighthouse on top of the house with its red roof is visible from a long way away. Inside the house, the well in one of the rooms is a distinctive interior detail. If you look outside through the window from this spot, then you can see a well in the garden. The two wells are joined together as two interconnected vessels. When you stand on the terp, the panoramic view will amaze you.

This area is only accessible during Open Monumentendag (Heritage Day). On other days this area is not accessible to the public.