Thursday: We are open today from 10:00-17:00 hours -> View opening hours

Sealcentre Pieterburen is the largest seal rescue and rehabilitation centre in the Netherlands. Seals who are injured, sick or orphaned will be rehabilitated and released. During your visit you can learn more about the daily care of the seals, but also their natural habitat: the Wadden Sea and threats like plastic soup. Walk around in the visitor centre and see the seals in the three phases; from intensive care till the outdoor pools when they are nearly ready to be released again.

The Seal center is open daily from 10:00 - 17:00 hours and located 25 km north of the city of Groningen in the Netherlands.


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Meet Cookie, the first pup of the season

Little Cookie was found when he was only a few days old. The seal pup lost his mother and was swimming alone in a dangerous place. He was rescued and brought to the Sealcentre.

Read his story