During the demonstration of the horse-pulled lifeboat on Ameland ten strong horses pull the lifeboat across the beach and through the surf of the sea with all their might.
The demonstration of the horse-pulled lifeboat is a happening that reminds of the olden days, because nowadays, when a ship is in need, the modern motor boat Anna Margaretha speeds to the rescue.
The demonstration shows the long history of rescuing people from drowning and helping out ships in need near Ameland.
Demonstration Horse-pulled lifeboat Ameland 2019
Saturday December 28
Demonstration Horse-pulled lifeboat Ameland 2020
Tuesday Februar 18
Saturday April 11
Friday May 1
Saturday May 30
Saturday June 20
Saturday July 4
Wednesday July 15
Thursday July 30
Sunday August 9
Thursday August 27
Monday October 12
Wednesday December 30
Dates and times are subject to change!
The demonstration starts from the boat house adjacent to the Maritime centre "Abraham Fock" at the Oranjeweg 18 in Hollum. The sea launchings takes place at the beach south/west of Hollum, at the end of the Tjettepad.
Bus transport to the demonstration It is possible to go to the demonstration by bus. The bus departs from the village of Buren and stops at every bus stop on the way. Please view the service schedule of 28 December here if you wish to take the bus to the demonstration.