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Address: Hoofdstraat 94a, 9968 AG Pieterburen, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31 595 526 526
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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'SEA HOUNDS' CHARMING

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 2, 2016
Martin B
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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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Westmaas
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016 via mobile

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

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 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 has a number of places to get tea, coffee, and a cake! Don't miss it…

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Selfkant, Germany
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 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 and English subtitles. You would have to see it to believe it and understand the... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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37 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 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

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Thank Daams64
Czech Republic
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70 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2016

I went there from Groningen and did´t know what really expact from Seal Centre. Seals were very cute but the Centre as an attraction for tourists was a little bit small. One must think the center is primarily "hospital" and not attraction, so think your money is for animal goodness and not your amusement. I have to say that I... More 

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Leusden, The Netherlands
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105 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2016

It was the perfect day to go to Pieterburen for the Seal Rehabilitation centre. Easy to find in the small village in the North of The Netherlands. You can learn much about life and the threats for the sea dogs. They have the animals behind glass and outside so you can watch how they look when they come in and... More 

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RISHON LEZION ISRAEL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2016

Actually its seals hospital. The poor animals... Very interesting for animals lovers and different from other seals sights around the world.

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9 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2016 via mobile

Only four stars as every film is in Dutch only. This seal rehabilitation and research center is about the rescue and release of baby and young seals. However, you'll learn quiet a bit about the (possible negative) impact humans can have in our creation. Once the seals get to this rehab, they'll nurse them, wane them (from humans) and release... More 

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Thank ThomasRS1
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58 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2016 via mobile

In this really small village the zeehondencrèche is a valuable asset. A big team of dedicated people is working on the health and wellbeing of quite a big number of seals. Kids love to see these adorable animals. The place also educationable for older people. It was a pleasure of being here! Take into account that during off season nothing... More 

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New York City, New York
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96 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2016

This is a cute museum like experience. There is enough inside to keep the kids occupied for max 1 hour. Nice but I wouldn't go out of my way to see it.

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