Navigate through the Center and through time using stars, compass and coastal maps,
participate in a real rescue operation, find yourself back in time in the old Chamber of the Commission and become part of the
very special stories of the captains.
Test your maritime knowledge, using the displays, step in the world of radio transmitters and try your skills as radio operator. The Maritime Center is the place to be for everyone to enjoy and experience!!!
The Center also is the base of the last Horse-pulled lifeboat in Europe and maybe the world. Demonstrations start at the Center about 14 times per year. Ten horses pull the boat to sea, through the village and polder and over the beach. Feel the rambling of the ground when hundreds of meters ahead when the horses approach in gallop and hear the splashing when the horses enter the sea. An event to experience at least once in a lifetime!.
The boat is launched on a beach south-west of Hollum in the channel between Ameland and Terschelling.
Are you visiting with a group? Ask for possibilities of a guided tour!!