During the Christmas holidays from December 22, 2018 through January 6, 2019, Sealcentre Pieterburen organizes daily fun and educational activities! There are guided tours behind the scenes and fascinating presentations at the seals. Of course, at this time of the year, the pups of the Grey seal are also in care. That often means busy days in the Sealcentre, because there is a team ready day and night to help the seal pups in need. And as a visitor, you can of course see it all up close!


Opening hours christmas holidays

During the Christmas holidays, the Sealcentre is open every day between 10:00-17:00, with a small exception on New Year's Day. On January 1st 2019 the center is opened between 12:00-17:00. So also on the first and second Christmas day you can visit the seals!


Activities christmas holidays

Guided tour
With a guide you go on a tour behind the scenes of the Sealcentre and you learn everything about seals and this specialized seal-hospital. During the tour, you can look behind doors which otherwise will remain closed to the public.

Presentation at the seals
Do you want to know why the seals ended up in the shelter and in which phases of rehabilitation they stay? Twice a day an employee of the Sealcentre is at the seals to tell you more about the seals that you see there and how the seals care taken care of.

Christmas holiday day program

10.30 am: Guided tour*
11.00 am: Presentation at the seals
11.30 am: Guided tour*
14.00 pm: Guided tour*
15.00 pm: Presentation at the seals
* € 3.50 per person book a guided tour here

Extra activities

Wadden  Sea excursions and seal releases by boat
During the holidays our boat, the Happy Seal, sails regularly to spot seals in their own environment or to release recovered animals from the Sealcentre. All trips can be found on the activity calendar and you can directly book a seat on board.

Pastel drawing
Do you enjoy looking at seals and are you creative? Then this is something fun to do during your visit to the Sealcentre! With soft pastel you make a beautiful painting of a seal under the expert guidance of a real artist. For all ages, 5 euros per person.

Sea, ships, rope and knots
How many knots are there? How is rope made? What are all those knots for? Who makes knots and for what purpose? Come to the knotting workshop and you will get the answer to all these questions. Learn to make a number of knots yourself and finish by making your own sailors whisk (hand brush), bracelet or bell rope! For all ages, participation is free.

Come and discover it yourself in the Christmas holidays! Buy your tickets online here.