Come and visit us during the Christmas holiday (December 21st until January 5th) and take a look in the largest seal hospital in Europe. Every day a team of seal nurses and veterinarians takes care of sick, injured or weakened seals, and you can see them at work! There are tours behind the scenes and absorbing presentations about the seals.

This time of year, we also expect grey seal pups to arrive in our facility. This means there are busy days ahead in the Sealcentre, as our team of seal nurses is ready day and night to help pups in need. As a visitor, you can see all of this up close! #neverbeenthisclose

Opening hours christmas holidays

During the Christmas holidays, the Sealcentre is opened every day between 10:00 and 17:00 o’clock, except on New Year’s. On December 31st the centre will be opened between 10:00 and 16:00 o’clock, and on January 1st between 12:00 and 17:00 o’clock. This means you can also visit the seals on Christmas day and boxing day!


Christmas holiday programme

11:00 o’clock: Guided tour behind the scenes* (NL)
12:00 o’clock: Skeleton Show
13:00 o’clock: Guided tour behind the scenes* (NL)
15:00 o’clock: Guided tour behind the scenes* (NL)  

December 21st till December the 31th: Guided tours behind the scenes
11:30 o'clock or 12:00 o’clock: Guided tour behind the scenes* (DE)
14:00 o’clock or 14:30 o'clock: Guided tour behind the scenes* (DE)
* € 3,50 per person, book a guided tour here

Extra activities

December 21st and January 4th between 12:00 and 17:00 o’clock: Workshop maritime knots
How many kinds of knots are there? What is rope made from? Learn how to tie different knots and make your very own bell rope! Suited for all ages, participation is free.

December 21st, 22nd, 28th and 29th between 14:00 and 14:30 o’clock: Meet & Greet with a seal caretaker
Ask all of your questions about seals and listen to the extraordinary stories of a real seal caretaker.

Seal you soon!

The Sealcentre does not receive subsidies and is therefore dependent on patrons, donations and entrance fees. With your visit you contribute to the rehabilitation of the seals in the Sealcentre. Buy your tickets online with a discount, or just at the counter in the centre. Or become a donator to gain free access to the Sealcentre!