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

Reviewed 1 week ago
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This reserve cares for injured and young seals and birds, and once they're strong enough, puts them... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good42%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“all ages”(5 reviews)
“sea aquarium”(6 reviews)
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Ruijslaan 92, 1796 AZ De Koog, Texel, The Netherlands
+31 222 317 741
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 10 June 2018

Visited Ecomare because when you are on Texel this is a must. The staff is doing a good job there saving sick and wounded animals and placing them back in the sea again when they are recovered. The visit itself was some kind of commercial....More

Thank Neierke
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

Not only this museum is a must if you visit Texel but you will leave the place with a positive spirit. First because it is a nice local wildlife museum with a perfect way to see dolphins, seals and fishes in real; but also because...More

Thank Eric S
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