sealcentre pieterburen is 50 years old

tijdelijk 50beeldmerkIn 1971, the first seal was rehabilitated in Pieterburen. Lenie ‘t Hart took care of the animal in a tub in her garden. Now – 50 years later – Sealcentre Pieterburen has grown into Europe’s largest specialised seal hospital. We would like to celebrate this achievement with everyone who wants to visit the Sealcentre and online via our social media channels.




From tub to Wadden Sea

Sealcentre Pieterburen is 50 years old. Since 1971, people have been committed to improving the wellbeing of seals. It started at the time with a tub in the garden and has since grown into the biggest seal hospital in Europe with international publicity and also the broader goal to focus on protecting the natural habitat of the seal – the Wadden Sea.

You will get an overview of the history behind Sealcentre Pieterburen, as well as a glimpse into the future of the centre. Discover in 50 steps how the Sealcentre has developed from tub to Wadden Sea over the last 50 years and we will take you with us to the next step.



We hope to seal you soon, or come celebrate with us online on Facebook, Instagram and Tiktok.

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50 Years Seal Rescue

50 Years Seal Rescue

From tub to Wadden Sea in 50 years. Come along through history and discover how the Seacentre has grown into the largest specialized seal hospital in Europe, visible in words and pictures.

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Limited Editions

Limited Editions

Especially for our birthday we have had limited edition items made with a design of our own Aline. With this wear you make your statement that you are a seal rescue supporter!

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Festive activities

Festive activities

We are celebrating with fun games and activities online and even more festive activities. Here you will find fun downloads and online activities.

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