Demonstration horse-driven lifeboat Ameland

Demonstration horse-pulled lifeboat

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.

In connection with the measures regarding the corona virus, the demonstrations of the horse lifeboat for 2020 have been canceled until further notice.

Below you will find the scedule for the year 2021. 

Date 2021 Time
Saturday 20 ebruary 2:00 p.m.
Saturday 3 April 2:00 p.m.
Thursday 6 May 7:00 p.m.
Saturday 22 May 7:00 p.m.
Friday 18 June 5:00 p.m.
Saturday 3 July 5:00 p.m.
Thuesday 20 July 7:00 p.m.
Thuesday 3 August 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday 18 August 7:00 p.m.
Saturday 11 September 12:00 p.m.
Wednesday 13 October 4:30 p.m.
Thuesday 28 December 2:00 p.m.

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. 

A different view
Would you like to see the launching of the rescue boat from the sea instead of the beach? That is also possible! Please step on board the Boat excursion company ZeehondSeal boat m.s. Ameland or Schuurman Charters.


Demonstration horse-pulled lifeboat

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