Prince Henry

The stately Prince Henry nursing home is part monument and dates back to 1937. Its original maritime atmosphere has been preserved. These can be found, among other things, in our own museum.


It is located on the pleasant Main Street of Egmond aan Zee and close to the sea. A bus stop is nearby and the center of Egmond aan Zee is within walking distance.


Prince Henry has a reception and a restaurant. The restaurant also caters to people 55 and older in the village. The restaurant is open from noon – 1:30 p.m. and from 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. You can also go there if you have something to celebrate and your apartment is too small for your party. You can rent a space with us and we can provide catering. There is also a coffee corner cum café, terrace, garden (both private and open) and a store. Then there is a hairdresser, a pedicurist, optician/audicurist, doctor’s lab, home health agency, library, billiards, fitness room and wheelchair and walker maintenance.

Home for former sailors.


This palatial white building, was until the year 2000 a national home for former sailors complete with a sailors’ pub that still exists. But the days of “Foundation Men” sitting on a bench in their black uniforms are long gone. They were men from all over the country who had sailed the seas, from baker’s mate to captain, and that’s how they continued to behave sometimes here.

Now landlubbers can also anchor here. The Prince Henry Foundation, since 1874, owes its name to its patron Prince Henry. He was the brother of King William III nicknamed “Henry the Navigator.

New construction
Even royalty paid in for many years as well as seafarers. If they earned punishment on board, they had to put money in the pot for the Prince Henry Foundation. New construction came in 1937 and was recently expanded in style. It is now called Care Center Prince Henry but in the village it will always be “the Foundation. A welcoming building where you can still fully taste the atmosphere of the seven seas. A booklet about its history is available at the reception desk.

Prince Henry the Navigator Museum.

A small museum, but very worthwhile. Visitors are welcome free of charge after registering at the reception desk. There you will then go up the stone steps (or take the elevator). A semicircular gallery of stained glass windows depicts the sailor’s life from the cradle to the grave. There is also a bust of Prince Henry.
A staircase up is a model of a ship and there is also the small but rich maritime museum, named after the seafaring prince. There are ship models of size, maritime paintings, antiques and curiosities derived from ships. Many of the models were created by residents in the past. It also houses two merchant navy war memorials commemorating 91 ships destroyed in Asian waters.

Address and Opening Hours
Prince Henry the Navigator Museum
Care center Prins Hendrik Voorstraat 144 Egmond aan Zee
Open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Admission is free, after registering at the reception desk.

Group visit
For appointment at other times and for groups that may also want to use something, call the front desk,
072 506 1224. It is also possible to have a short
tour to be arranged.

On the east side of the Prince Henry Foundation, at the corner of Pieter Schotman Street, there is a building with an unusual shape. It is the former little station. From 1905 to 1934 Egmond was connected to the national railroad network. The “little streetcar” as it was called, brought Egmonders to their work in Alkmaar and thousands of tourists and colony children here. Now there is a bus stop nearby.

First Egmond lunchroom
Across from the Prince Henry Foundation is a maritime-style café. At the beginning of the last century, when many travelers arrived here, this was the “First Egmond lunchroom.” A little further east across from the little station are still the former railroad workers’ houses. A little further on is the fishermen’s monument. While you are on Church Street, take a look at the beautiful R.C. Church. Modest in size because in this village the Old Catholics are in the majority.

Fishermen’s monument

Ninety-five names
The 1922 fishermen’s monument stands on a small dune at the entrance to Egmond aan Zee. Two dune stairs lead up to it.

On the monument we see the names of 95 fishermen, three women in mourning, the image of a lugger and a trawler and a text:

the heavily ravaged Egmond – to his sons – remained at sea in peaceful labor as a result of the 1914 war.”

You can also see here which names are common among the original Derpers such as Visser, Wijker, Buis, Blok, Zwart, Groen, Glas, Krab, Conijn, Konijn, de Groot, Prins, van Duin, Schol, Schong, Hopman, Stam, Dekker, de Jong, van Pel. The youngest victim was thirteen-year-old C. Smit.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]Mines
A terrible disaster this was for the small village of Egmond aan Zee in and after the First World War. Fishermen then have to set sail for their livelihood, but loose mines are floating everywhere, and this becomes fatal for many ship crews. Those at home sometimes sit in uncertainty for months. Every time the pastor makes his way through the village, a shudder passes through the streets.

Who is going to get the death tidings this time? There is a saying for that, “the fish is paid dearly. On the eve of the annual Fishing Day in June, fishermen who remained at sea are remembered. The actual number of casualties is higher than 95. Some are not listed on the monument for one reason or another, and others lived in IJmuiden but still had family here.

Headstone Jaepie Jaepie
A little further east is the World War II monument and a little further on is the cemetery. Through the fence, you can see on the left the gray headstone of Jacob Glas, the famous boatman of the rowing rescue boat: Jaepie Jaepie. His statue stands at the main beach exit or as the Egmond people call it, “On the wharf