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Zeehondencentrum Pieterburen

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Hoofdstraat 94a, 9968 AG Pieterburen, The Netherlands
+31 595 526 526
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Educational but has a high "cuteness' factor

Zeehondencentrum Pieterburen (seal center) is located quite far off the beaten track in the north... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Leuven, Belgium
The real deal - you see seals recovering and learn so much

Always worth a visit if you are in the area. You see poorly seals being looked after so... read more

Reviewed 27 September 2017
Richard W
Wokingham, United Kingdom
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  • Average15%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“worth a visit” (4 reviews)
“seal hospital” (3 reviews)
“in december” (2 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Hoofdstraat 94a, 9968 AG Pieterburen, The Netherlands
+31 595 526 526

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Zeehondencentrum Pieterburen (seal center) is located quite far off the beaten track in the north of The Netherlands. It is internationally renowned for its rescue of sick or injured (baby) seals and setting them back into nature. Over the years it has developed from a...More

Thank Luecht
Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

Always worth a visit if you are in the area. You see poorly seals being looked after so professionally yet with great care and compassion - I can only back them by absorbing their message. Quite humbling. Seal sanctuary has lots of information inside plus...More

Thank Richard W
Reviewed 21 August 2017

We visited Pieterburen on a rainy August day with our young family. There are some seal pools to view the seals and a small indoor play area. The exhibits are very much aimed at older children and adults. Still a lovely way to spend an...More

Thank Sally A
Reviewed 18 April 2017

My boyfriend and myself visited this centre and opted for a guided tour behind the scene. The volunteer who guided us was very enthusiastic and willing to answer questions. The staff also took into account my background in biology by giving me more in-depth information....More

Thank Justine V
Reviewed 19 February 2017

This was one of those centres that ‘just growed’. It was started in the early 70’s as a simple crèche to rehabilitate sick and injured seals. It is now a professional scientific research-based seal hospital and is able to cater for various ages of sick...More

1  Thank Des H
Reviewed 4 January 2017

I am a nature photographer and one the themes for this year was the Grey Seal pups (born in december and snow-white at birth). The spotting, vet and care organisation was very helpfull and as usual very professional in assisting me!

Thank AndreVondeling
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Very impressed with the operation there. Staff very knowledgeable and helpful. We really enjoyed our visit.

Thank Minxtra
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

I would recommend a visit to this literally charming place. This is a rescue centre and hospital for seals. The opportunity to see seals close up and personal is one not to be missed. The staff are dedicated, the place is informative, and the village...More

Thank Martin B
Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

These people do a great job. The information is outstanding. We were able to watch two young pups get acquainted with there new living quarters. There was plenty of literature on the tables and walls. There was even a video spoken in Dutch with German...More

Thank RGRuggles
Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

It was good to see all the rescue stuff they are foing for these animals. Unfortunately it was so hot that we couldn't finish watching the film info. It was a shame you couldn't get closer to the Seals but understandable

1  Thank Da_Dutchy_64
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