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“Close encounters with friendly seals” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Ecomare

Ecomare
Ruijslaan 92 | De Koog, Texel Island, 1796 AZ, The Netherlands
(0)222-317741
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Dusseldorf, Germany
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“Close encounters with friendly seals”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

Many people mistake Ecomare for just another aqua zoo and some are disappointed when they compare it to other aqua zoos in the world. Be aware that Ecomare is first of all a seal and bird sanctuary. Furthermore it is a nature museum, a sea aquarium and it houses the visitor center of the National Park "Dunes of Texel". The outdoor basins have recently all been renewed and they now give you a better and closer view of the seals.

When you are in Texel be sure to visit Ecomare, it's a great way to learn a lot about the North and the Wadden Sea.

The website of Ecomare is mostly in Dutch, even if you click on the British flag in the top right corner.

Visited October 2013
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Roosendaal, The Netherlands
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26 attraction reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Detail information about "de waddenzee"”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

If you want to know more about the animals living in the sea surrounding Texel, this is the place to be. I'm from holland but was very amazed about the animals living there. A must see. Also nice with children.

Visited August 2013
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Regstrup, Vestsjalland, Denmark
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“awesome day at Ecomare”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

we had an awesome day at Ecomare :)
there is a museum there where you really learn mnore about what kind of animals live in the North Sea.
They also have an aquarium where you can see what kind of animals live in the North Sea.
Really awesome

After that we went outside where they were feeding the seals.
the man was feeding the seals also tells a story about the animals there and he DEF knows what he was talking about. It was really nice and interesting.
after the feeding we had coffee n cake in the restaurant.
it really was an AWESOME day :)

Visited June 2013
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Bucharest, Romania
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“A Whale's Retreat”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

This is a beautiful place that has as a main activity hospitality to whales and other sea-life. It is an open air-museum, a sanctuary, an activity park. Quiet place that raises your awareness.

Visited April 2013
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Antwerp, Belgium
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“ecomare ... a must visit”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

This place is interesting for visiting with kids.
Look on the timetable when they give food to the animals.
Feeding the animals is a pedagogical show ... they tell a lot about the seadogs.

The musem is ok.

No special prices for families ... this mean it's rather expensive for large families.

Visited May 2013
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