Demonstration horse-drawn rescue boat - Tourist Information Centre

Demonstration horse-drawn rescue boat

During the demonstration of the horse-drawn rescue boat 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-drawn rescue boat 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.

Dates 2024
Monday  19 Februari 16:00
Saturday 30 March 11:00
Thursday 2 May 17:00
Saturday 18 May 17:00
Saturday 22 June 11:00
Wednesday 17 July 19:00
Saturday  27 July 16:00
Wednesday  14 August 17:00
Thursday  29 August 19:00
Monday 16 September 19:00
Saturday 26 October 17:00
Monday  23 December 14:00

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. 

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 Zeehond.



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