The Royal Dutch Rescue Society helps and rescues people in distress on the water. The rescuers and lifeboats come into action after an alarm. The KNRM has 45 rescue stations along the coast. Of 75 lifeboats are manned by 1.400 volunteers. The KNRM comes more than 2.000 times a year in action for emergency reports where ample 3000 people are helped or saved.
KNRM station Egmond aan Zee
One of the busiest seaside resorts in North Holland with its countless forms of coastal recreation.
- Alarm in case of emergency
Phone 0900 0111
via Coast Guard Center
- 112 via control room security regions
- VHF channel 16
via Coastguard Center Den Helder
- App www.knrm.nl/helptvia KNRM Alarmcentrale
Boat house Egmond aan Zee
Boulevard South 5
1931 AA Egmond aan Zee
072 506 1354
If no answer:
KNRM Office IJmuiden
B. van Winden
Will you help?
Everyone can help the KNRM to help people in need on the water even better! If you support KNRM, you contribute to a safer environment on and around the water. You help to train our volunteers to become professional rescuers so that everyone in the Netherlands 24 hours a day can count on the help of the KNRM.
The work of the KNRM is made possible by the 101.000 donors who donate voluntarily. People who modestly, with small donations and gifts, or in a generous way, with periodic donations, will or bequests the work of the KNRM for more than 195 make year possible. Are you in too? On this page you will find all possibilities to help the KNRM.
Become a savior ashore
As a Rescuer ashore you support the KNRM with a fixed amount per month, quarter, half or whole year.
There is no minimum contribution, any amount is welcome. It is not for nothing that the KNRM calls its donors Rescuers ashore. You give on a voluntary basis and naturally belong to the 1.400 volunteer rescuers. Together we are the KNRM.
We deal with the money you give with thrift and diligence. With your contribution we ensure that the voluntary rescuers are properly trained and that the materials meet the highest requirements. Your gift today is a salvation tomorrow!
KNRM in your will
You can guarantee the rescue work for the future by including the KNRM in your will. Thanks to this special commitment, the volunteer rescuers can be provided with the best materials and training. Even after your death you can still mean a lot to a lot of people with your encore, for the voluntary rescuers as well as for the rescued.
If you are considering (next to your loved ones) also to bequeath to the KNRM, do you need to have a will drawn up. You can arrange this through the notary. A will is a document drawn up by the notary that describes who will inherit which part of your property or assets after your death. You can also change your will at any time via a notary. Visit our will page for more information.
For beachgoers there are many dangers that you can encounter. Swimming in the sea is different than in a pool. The sea flows and is always moving, even if you don't see it. The most dangerous situations occur around mice.
En mui is a deeper part transverse to the coastline between two sandbanks. The water between the beach and the sandbanks flows towards these deeper parts at high tide and low tide. This creates a powerful flow towards the sea.
Swim between the flags
The KNRM works according to the international surveillance system with red-and-yellow flags that demarcate the swimming area where beach visitors can bathe or swim under supervision between the flags and lifeguards guarantee inside. 5 minutes to help. Lifeguards have limited supervision outside this zone.
What do you do when you get stuck in a mouse?
Go with the flow
Draw people's attention to the side
Keep calm and swim calmly
When the flow is less than bathing slightly parallel to the coast
Then swim toward the breaking waves (shoal)
Rest when another ground underfoot
Tips from the KNRM Lifeguards:
- Always swim between the red/yellow flags in the supervised swimmers area
- Read the existing warning signs with safety information
- Ask a lifeguard for advice / lifeguard
- Never swim alone and don't go too deep
- Are you in trouble, then keep calm, try to float and get the attention of bystanders or lifeguards.
- Children always under parental supervision
- Leave your air mattress aside when the wind blows towards the sea. Float away with your air mattress bed? Paddle gently towards the beach with your arms.