This statue is a monument to the Coast Guard, who have always assisted the fishermen.
Walk further in the same direction and you’ll find a number of ‘buddies’ snacking in a typical Dutch way.
1. Search for male ''herring eaters''. The man in the middle has his hand inside his pocket.
The correct answer is: 3!
A little further north on the boulevard, you can find a statue of 5 men snacking herring the Dutch way: holding the fish above their heads, holding it by the tail.
3 out of 5 men have their hands in their pockets.
Too bad, try again.
The coast guard
The coast guard was founded in 1928 and one of their most notable rescue operations took place in 1973.
A small plane from the nearby Valkenburg airport ran into problems during a test flight and made an emergency landing at sea. The pilots were rescued by the coast guard!
The current lifeboat of Katwijk can be seen below.