Maritime centre Abraham Fock 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 the olden times in the old Commission room and witness special (captains') stories. Appeals to both young and old!

The launching 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.

The Maritime Centre is wheel chair accessible. 

Opening hours 2018

  • 1 January - 18 February: Wednesdays and Thursdays from 1.00 PM - 5.00 PM
  • 19 Februari - 3 March: Monday through Saturday from 1.00 PM - 5.00 PM
  • 4 March - 25 March: Wednesdays and Thursdays from 1.00 PM - 5.00 PM
  • 26 March - 31 October: Monday through Friday from 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM, Saturdays and Sundays from 1.30 PM - 5.00 PM
  • 1 November - 30 November: Thursday through Saturday from 10.30 AM - 5.00 PM, Sundays from 12.00 PM - 5.00 PM
  • 1 December - 23 December: Wednesdays and Thursdays from 1.00 PM - 5.00 PM
  • 24 December - 31 December: Monday through Friday from 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM, Saturdays and Sundays from 1.00 PM - 5.00 PM

Closed: Kingsday (27 April), 5 and 6 December, Christmas Day and New Year's Day. On other holidays the Maritime Centre 'Abraham Fock' is only open from 01.30 PM - 05.00 PM.

Opening hours 2019

  • 1 January - 6 January: Monday through Friday from 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM, Saturdays and Sundays from 1.00 PM - 5.00 PM

Admission

  • Adults € 5,00 p.p.
  • Children (5 - 12 years old) € 3,75 p.p.

Maritime centre Abraham Fock

Oranjeweg 18
9161 CC, Hollum
0031519 - 542 737



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