Former fishing village
Did you know that parents used to send their ‘pale-faces’ (sick children) to Egmond aan Zee so the sea air would restore their strength? This is one of the facts you’ll learn if you take a walk around the village with an audio app.
The free izi.TRAVEL audio tour starts at the statue of Jaepie-Jaepie, who was one of the rowing crew on the Egmond lifeboat. Between 1860 and 1904 he and his fellow rowers, managed to bring 170 shipwreck victims safely back to dry land. Another sight worth seeing is the lighthouse that has been a defining feature and source of local pride since being built in 1841. During the tour, you’ll discover why it was named after Jan van Speijk.
Nice to know
Egmond was formerly a fishing village and at Smidstraat 6 you can still visit a fisherman’s house from 1720. The courtyard was where the fish would be cleaned and the nets repaired.
|Dorpstour door Egmond|
|Address:||Westeinde, Egmond aan zee|