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Zeehondencentrum Pieterburen

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It gets my seal of approval

For a really family friendly afternoon its great to see the seals recovering and being cared for so... read more

Reviewed 3 March 2018
Pieterburen, The Netherlands
Nice but not big

This place is worth a visit if only for the cute seals. They have tried to make it interesting by... read more

Reviewed 13 January 2018
Bogota, Colombia
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  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“seal pups”(2 reviews)
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Hoofdstraat 94a, 9968 AG Pieterburen, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 18 October 2018 via mobile

We visited the center where injured seals are treated in an intesive care and released back to the sea when healed. So touching when they smile at you😀

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank janverschaeren
Reviewed 12 October 2018

What a great day! Releasing seals from Zeehondencentrum Pieterburen. First see them at this sanctuary, all being very anxious what was going on. Then joining them on board to release them. The kids present were chosen to set them free, they will never ever forget....More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank inezdeligt
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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank jmw95
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

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Rood76
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😊

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Experience177126
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!

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank laviniadewhurst
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

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank BramBlomLlama
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

Date of experience: August 2017
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

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank X1652OCrichardw
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

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Sally A
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