Symbolic adoption of a seal

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Symbolic adoption of a seal

As the most advanced seal hospital in Europe, we see different types of patients. You can help the seals in our centre in various ways. A special way to help us is through an adoption. An adoption makes an important contribution to a seal's recovery. Check which seals are currently in rehabilitation  and available for adoption here.

  • Adoption certificate with photo

  • Information about the adopted seal

  • Free entrance ticket to the Sealcentre

  • Photos of the release sent by email 

  • You can save points to attend a seal release. A full points card (10 points) allows you to join for free!

  • The costs of an adoption are €50,- 

Why adopt a seal?

The total cost of a full rehabilitation period  per seal is between €2,500 and €3,500. As an adopter, you help the recovery of a seal. The Sealcentre receives no subsidies and is completely dependent on gifts, donations, adoptions, entrance fees and legacies. Through this support, we can continue to help seals in need.

Exclusive adoption

When you choose an exclusive adoption, you can give the seal a name and join the release! After you have adopted the seal, others can symbolically adopt the seal that you named as well. Of course you help your seal enormously with an amount of €500. See below what else an exclusive adoption contains:

  • Name the seal

  • Adoption certificate with photo

  • Information about the adopted seal

  • Visit your adopted seal

  • Join the release of your seal

  • Boat tickets for 2 person

  • The costs of an exclusive adoption are €500,-

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Full adoption

Make a full adoption with your company or as an individual. With this adoption, you support the full recovery of a seal. This costs a total of €3000. Will you help preserve the seal and the Wadden Sea?

  • Naming the seal

  • Adoption certificate with photo

  • Information about the adopted seal

  • Visit your adopted seal 

  • Release the seal yourself by boat 

  • Boat tickets for 25 people 

  • Guided tour behind the scenes 

  • Social sharing for companies 

  • Updates and photos per mail 

  • The costs of a full adoption are €3000,- excluding VAT. 

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