We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.


Features Animals
Review Highlights
Interesting and entertaining

Located close to the beach in a beautifull dune landscape this is one of the must visits on Texel... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Duncan W
A Lovely Day Out

I was on a sailing holiday with Dutch friends, unfortunately the wind direction changed so we had... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2018
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Read all 819 reviews
All photos (674)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good42%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fish”(8 reviews)
“all ages”(5 reviews)
“sea aquarium”(6 reviews)
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
Ruijslaan 92, 1796 AZ De Koog, Texel, The Netherlands
+31 222 317 741
Reviews (819)
Filter reviews
111 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews fish all ages sea aquarium rainy day beautiful place few hours half an hour marine life young seals great place to visit little bit certain times snacks and drinks km walk wounded animals stuffed animals porpoises
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 111 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Located close to the beach in a beautifull dune landscape this is one of the must visits on Texel. The history, the seals, the aquarium and the gorgeaous walks around the complex are fun and educational (in a good way) for young and old(er).

Thank Duncan W
Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

Interesting exhibition, generally well set out and accessible. We greatly appreciate how much work goes into rehabilitating wild animals and how important it is to raise awareness with the public. It must cost a great deal to run the centre and it is well kept.......More

Thank Ossrivenland
Reviewed 17 September 2018

I was on a sailing holiday with Dutch friends, unfortunately the wind direction changed so we had to travel to Texel by car and ferry instead. Ecomare is a lovely place. The exhibits are well kept and it's very clean, well worth a visit if...More

Thank Lynn135
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

This reserve cares for injured and young seals and birds, and once they're strong enough, puts them back in their natural habitat. They also have a number of porpoises which they are rehabilitating. Feeding shows are very interesting too. They are mostly in Dutch, however...More

Thank Drew B
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Wow, again and again I'm impressed by the love, that radiants from this place, where they take beautiful care for all animals!

Thank ronheme1
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Texel is a very nice location for relaxing holidays, with its calm atmosphere, no crowd, few cars and miles of cycling roads. To this list of nice things about Texel you should add Ecomare. This is half a museum of natural history dedicated mostly to...More

Thank holmes1995
Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

Quite small. Lots of stuffed animals and birds. Things to read but not very exciting. Thought the tank for the porpoises was tiny with nothing in it for them to stimulate and question the welfare of keeping animals long term in such conditions.

Thank cozg
Reviewed 30 July 2018

It has a very nice indoor aquarium with understandable explanation of the life in the surrounding seas. The same is valid for the outdoor facilities where staff give explanations on how the various lager species live in the sea and how they are readied to...More

Thank Ernst t
Reviewed 17 July 2018

Too expensive for what is presented. Too less animals to see and nothing really what helps to understand the possible challenger to rescue animals in the sea. Also the personal who did the presentation during the feeding session did speak dutch only.

Thank puetzpeter
Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

very friendly staff and the seals are so cute. -1 Star because contruction Work. that should have been mentioned at the entrance. still a Great Place and day.

Thank Stefan P
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 29 nearby hotels
Hotel De Pelikaan Texel
144 reviews
1.25 km away
Hotel Boschrand
51 reviews
1.96 km away
Kustpark Texel
84 reviews
2.03 km away
De Zwaluw Hotel-Bar-Appartementen
60 reviews
2.39 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 142 nearby restaurants
De Taveerne
209 reviews
2.57 km away
Vogelhuis Oranjerie
384 reviews
2.46 km away
Strandpaviljoen Paal 17
840 reviews
.67 km away
Cafe Restaurant Quinty's
316 reviews
2.50 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 63 nearby attractions
Nationaal Park Duinen van Texel
125 reviews
.01 km away
Shipwreck and Beachcombing Museum Flora
188 reviews
1.84 km away
Surfschool Foamball
78 reviews
2.09 km away
Jan Plezier Huifkartochten Texel
34 reviews
2.63 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Ecomare staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines