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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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A great place to see how real rescue work happens!

The centre is not commercialised like a zoo or animal park, and clearly prioritises the welfare of... read more

Reviewed 2 July 2018
jmw95
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
It's ok

They need the support to keep up the good work they are doing but for me it was not worth the €31 I... read more

Reviewed 7 May 2018
Rood76
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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good39%
  • Average16%
  • Poor2%
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“worth a visit” (5 reviews)
“seal hospital” (3 reviews)
“guided tour” (2 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Hoofdstraat 94a, 9968 AG Pieterburen, The Netherlands
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+31 595 526 526
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Reviewed 2 July 2018

The centre is not commercialised like a zoo or animal park, and clearly prioritises the welfare of the seals, which was great to see. We were offered a behind the scenes tour, which allowed us to see new seal pups who had just been brought...More

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Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

They need the support to keep up the good work they are doing but for me it was not worth the €31 I spent for the family. Great to see the seals and hear about their work but as the main focus is on sick...More

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Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

It is good to see that there are people like them, you are doing a great work. It was really impressive and interesting to watch these animals😊

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Reviewed 3 March 2018

For a really family friendly afternoon its great to see the seals recovering and being cared for so professionally and with great passion. Next door is a great place to stay in a converted church!

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Reviewed 13 January 2018

This place is worth a visit if only for the cute seals. They have tried to make it interesting by educating stuff on the walls and a video but still you won´t spend more than 45 minutes over there. I really liked the underwater windows,...More

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Reviewed 28 November 2017

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

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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
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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
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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
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Reviewed 20 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

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