This is a different story than you might be expecting on a travel blog, but I think it is just as worthy as any other story you might read today. Today we will be talking about something important. Something wet. It’s something about Seals. We’re talking about the Seal refuge centre in Pieterburen, Netherlands.
Let’s begin with some background. In 1971, “Lenie ‘t Hart started with one lost baby seal in a small tub. Since then the seal refuge centre Pieterburen…has grown to rescue over 650 seals a year”. Over 100,000 people visit every year. The centre also receives over 30,000 donors every year.
It isn’t just seals that you can experience there. We’d also recommend you try walking mudflats on the Waddenzee. In here you will hike through grasslands and travel into cold pits of mud and water. Seems gross, but it’s actually really invigorating. Just remember, while moving through the water, don’t stop or you can get stuck.
Now saving seals doesn’t mean we are adverse to some seafood. While in the area you can go to Lauwersoog. The food here is amazing (and it should be since it’s the “tasting centre of good fisherman”).
All in all, helping seals and endangered wildlife is always amazing. It’s noble and seeing their cute faces is always a great time and good for a smile. But while you’re going to show your support of the little guys, don’t forget that there is so much more to do in the area. See you there?