Demonstration horse-driven lifeboat 2017

February until December

During the demonstration of the horse-driven lifeboat on Ameland ten tough horses pull the lifeboat across the beach and through the breaking of the sea with massive force.

The demonstration of the horse-driven lifeboat is a happening that reminds of the old days, because when a ship is in need, the modern schip sails from the harbour with great speed nowadays.

The demonstration shows the long history of rescuing people from drowning and helping out ships in need near Ameland.

Saturday, February 27, 11:00 hrs
Saturday, March 26, 11:00 hrs
Tuesday, May 3, 19:00 hrs
Saturday May 14, 16:00 hrs
Saturday, June 18, 10:00 hrs
Saturday, July 2, 19:00 hrs
Friday, July 15, 19:00 hrs
Tuesday, August 2, 20:30 hrs
Wednesday, August 17, 20:00 hrs
Tuesday, August 30, 19:30 hrs
Tuesday, October 25, 16:30 hrs
Friday, December 30, 10:30 hrs

Dates and times are subject to change, by (inter alia) the weather conditions.

The demonstration starts from the boat house near the Maritime centre „Abraham Fock” at the Oranjeweg 18 in Hollum. The launchings takes place at the beach south/west of Hollum, end Tjettepad.

Location: Beach near Tjettepad in Hollum, Ameland


Other events on Ameland

Lifeboat Day
National Museum Week
Lycurgus volleyball tournament
Mad Nes
Musical boat waters
Entire list