In 1971, the founder of the seal sanctuary Lenie 't Hart started looking after sick and weak seals in the village Pieterburen. The sanctuary has now grown into a real seal hospital, complete with quarantine facilities, laboratories, and X-ray department. Besides medical treatment of seals, public information on the problems of the seal and its environment is provided by means of guided tours, a permanent exhibition and a film. Visit the website of the seal sanctuary in Pieterburen.
Pieterburen is also the starting point for walks across the mud flats. Walk from the Groningen coast to one of the islands accompanied by an expert guide, who knows every facet of the mud flats and saltings.The Pieterburen Waddencentrum, which also serves as a Tourist Information Office, provides information about the Dutch Wadden mud flats.
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