It's easy to find the Harlingen Harbour Crane. All you have to do is look for the Crane's throw from the centre of historic Harlingen. This industrial monument provides two persons with enough distance from the world for them to leave all their worries behind (and below). Staying the night in a Harbour Crane? We'll bet you've never dreamt of that!
The Harbour Crane swings into action again
For two years, a sizeable team of history fanatics devoted themselves to restoring and renovating the Harbour Crane. Its silhouette has dominated the friendly Harlingen skyline for decades. Since September 2003 it is possible to admire Harlingen and the Wadden Sea from crane level.
A unique experience
We have applied to the Harlingen Harbour Crane all the knowledge and experience gained from working on the Lighthouse and the Lifeboat. It is here that the unassailable elevation of a lighthouse merges with the freedom of living on the water. And to top it all off, you get to do something unbelievable: you can have the crane swing into action!
The Harlingen Harbour Crane is a Figee level luffing crane built in 1967. The crane was used until 1996 to unload timber freight from Russia and Scandinavia. The cabin is some 17 metres above the pier; the jib can reach as high as 45 metres. Ownership of the Harbour Crane was transferred in 2001 to the current owner, who required almost two years to complete the refit.
Manufacturer: Figee / Amsterdam
Type: level luffing crane
Construction company: SMST / Franeker
Maximum height: 49 m above average flood water