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Ecomare

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Ruijslaan 92, 1796 AZ De Koog, Texel, The Netherlands
+31 222 317 741
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Interesting museum

We visited Ecomare with a 10 and 12 year old and our sons found it very interesting. They liked... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Margot C
via mobile
Wonderful

We loved it !!! We arrived there by bikes and we had a super nice visit! The seals are so cute and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
flokate
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good41%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
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“fish” (8 reviews)
“sea life” (8 reviews)
“all ages” (5 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Ruijslaan 92, 1796 AZ De Koog, Texel, The Netherlands
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+31 222 317 741
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"rainy day"
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"worth a visit"
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"half an hour"
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"great place to visit"
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"certain times"
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"nice gift shop"
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"seal pups"
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We visited Ecomare with a 10 and 12 year old and our sons found it very interesting. They liked doing the short quizzes that are at most of the exhibitions. We also watched a few films in the ‘cinema’.

Thank Margot C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We loved it !!! We arrived there by bikes and we had a super nice visit! The seals are so cute and they treat them very nice. We watched also the feeding session and it was amazing! We will definitely go back in the summer!...More

Thank flokate
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Reviewed 19 November 2017

Tripadvisor ranks Ecomare as the top attraction to visit at Texel and I couldn't agree more with this top position. Ecomare is a center where wounded seals and porpoises are treated and after their recovery are released back into the wild. But the center is...More

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Reviewed 28 October 2017

This rescue center for seals is well worth a visit. They not only show you seals that are rescued and waiting to be put free again but they also tell you the uderwaterworld of the "Wadden" The aquariums with local fish and the explanantions with...More

Thank JBlommaert
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Reviewed 19 October 2017

What a great place. You can see the seals and the whales very close. There are also a few spots were you can see the little ones. The ones that are rescued from the sea. Very good photo moments up close. The staf explains everything...More

Thank Wim v
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Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

A nice place on the island where you can go with your kids. They can learn a lot about sea life. Very friendly people. Enjoyed our visit.

Thank CemilCakir
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Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Withrespect for the animals, nice set-up. "Show" was nicely arranged; no Disney type arrangements. Very nice to visit with kids.

Thank SwizerlandRoisindubh
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Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

Was skeptical at first but am now a convert. Great place to learn about the sea, the animals that need protection and the wildlife around the waters of Texel. Of course also a great place to learn about their efforts to save the seals without...More

Thank Christina B
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Reviewed 23 September 2017

I was very impressed by this place. They take in and sick seals little mammals and help them. See what they are doing and who they are helping Touching when you see the blind seals who have been given a second chance just swimming around.

Thank Daniams
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Reviewed 22 September 2017

Came here with our niece and nephew on a rainy day and we really really enjoyed it from the live animals to the static exibits. Kids did not want to leave even after 5 hours as they wanted to go round again. Food in the...More

Thank Normthefisherman
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