Visit the Pieterburen seal centre from Van der Valk Groningen-Hoogkerk

Welcome to Van der Valk Groningen-Hoogkerk, your perfect base for visiting the world-famous seal sanctuary in Pieterburen. Located a stone's throw from Groningen's bustling city centre, our hotel offers the ideal combination of luxury, comfort and convenience for your adventure to nature and animals in the north of the Netherlands.

Pieterburen seal centre: a unique experience

The Pieterburen Seal Centre is an iconic destination that attracts thousands of visitors every year. This rehabilitation centre for seals, founded by Lenie 't Hart, plays a crucial role in the reception and care of sick and injured seals. From Van der Valk Groningen-Hoogkerk, you can reach this special location within a short time. Here are some highlights of a visit to the Seal Centre:

Educational tours

Discover the importance of seal conservation and the crèche's efforts by joining one of the educational tours. Learn more about seals, their habitat and the care they receive before being released back into the wild.

Close proximity to the seals

Get a unique chance to see seals up close. Visit the different enclosures where seals are cared for and observe how they are fed and handled. A perfect outing for families and animal lovers!

Interactive exhibitions

The seal centre offers various interactive exhibitions and activities for visitors of all ages. Learn playfully about the life of seals and the important role the crèche plays in their protection.

Why stay at Van der Valk Groningen-Hoogkerk?

At Van der Valk Groningen-Hoogkerk, we make sure your stay is as comfortable and pleasant as possible. Our modern facilities and excellent service ensure an unforgettable experience during your visit to the Pieterburen Seal Centre.

Luxury accommodations

Enjoy our spacious and stylish rooms, equipped with modern amenities such as free Wi-Fi, a flat-screen TV and luxury bedding. Start your day with a full breakfast before setting off on your adventure.

Culinary indulgence

Taste the most delicious dishes in our restaurant, where our chefs prepare local and international dishes with passion. After a day full of discoveries, relax with a drink in our cosy brasserie de Wit.

Plan your visit

Make your visit to the Pieterburen seal sanctuary an unforgettable experience by staying at Van der Valk Groningen-Hoogkerk. Book your room today and discover the seal's amazing marine life at the Seal Centre!