Since 1996, the museum lightship Texel No. 10 has been an absolute eye-catcher in Museum Harbor Willemsoord on the Oude Rijkswerf Willemsoord in Den Helder. What is special is that the now beautifully restored ship is moored a stone's throw from the slipway where she was launched in 1951. After this, the lightship would be a reliable beacon in the sea off the Dutch coast for forty years. It now forms a shining centerpiece of a special museum ships collection.
A vessel with an interesting life history that has been restored with great care and love by volunteers from the Foundation for the History of Coastal Lighting and as a result will be preserved as a unique maritime heritage for the future. Lightship Texel is open to the public, check the website for current opening times.