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.
The planned demonstrations below are canceled until further notice.
Saturday, February 20
Saturday, April 3
Thursday, May 6
Saturday, May 22
Friday, June 18
Saturday, July 3
Thuesday, July 20
Thuesday, August 3
Wednesday, August 18
Saturday, September 11
Wednesday, October 13
Thuesday, December 28
Dates and times are subject to change!
The start 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.