Maritime centre Abraham Fock - Tourist Information “VVV”Ameland

Maritime centre Abraham Fock

Navigate through the centre and through time using stars, compass and coast lines. Participate in a real rescue operation, experience history in the old Commission room and witness special (captains') stories. Appeals to both young and old!

Horse-pulled rescue boat
The launch of the rescue boat pulled by horses is a top attraction on the island. The rescue horses have received a place of honour at the centre. Meet the horses and their horsemen in the horse stables.
About 14 times a year there is a demonstration of this rescue boat launch. It departs from the Maritime Centre. The launch takes place at the beach south west of Hollum. With a display of sheer force the horses pull the boat into the sea. If you have never seen this, you should definitely experience it. Curious when the demonstrations take place? Please click here for the dates.

The Maritime Centre is wheel chair accessible. 

Please note:

  • Due to the current Corona measures, the Maritime centre will be closed until at least March 15th, 2021

Opening hours 2021, subject to changes

  • January 1 - March 15: Closed
  • March 16 - March 22: Wednesdays and Thursdays from 13:00 - 17:00
  • March 22 - October 31: Monday through Friday from 11:00 - 17:00, Saturdays and Sundays from 13:30 - 17:00 
  • November 1 - November 30: Thuesday through Saturay from 10:30 - 17:00, Sundays from 12:00 - 5:00
  • December 1 - December 19: Wednesdays and Thursdays from 13:00 - 17:00 
  • December 20 - December 31: Monday through Saturday from 13:00 - 17:00

Opening hours 2022:

  • January 1 - January 2: Monday through Saturday from 13:00 - 17:00

Closed on King's Day (April 27), 2, 3, 4 and 5 December 2021, 25 December, New Year's Day. On other public holidays, the Maritime center is only open afternoons from 13:30 - 17:00

 Admission

  • Adults € 5,50 p.p.
  • Children (5 - 12 years old) € 4,00 p.p.

On the map


Maritime centre Abraham Fock

Oranjeweg 18
9161 CC, Hollum
0031519 - 542 737



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