Have you spotted a seal or marine animal in need? Call: +31(0)6-53239276
Keep your distance and give the seal a rest
Keep your dog on a lead
Do not allow children with the animal
It's about the seal
Hessel Wiegman has sacrificed his whole life with love and passion to the care of needy seals and had the greatest wish to finally be able to do this in an official (emergency) seal shelter. The Stichting Zeehondenopvang Terschelling helps Hessel's dream come true.
My passion is helping. I do everything for that. It is simply in me to help "these creatures."
April 29, 1947 - February 10, 2017
Map & surrounding area
As the boat turns into the harbour, you meet West-Terschelling, the gateway to your destination Terschelling. The Brandaris lighthouse, which stands as a beacon here in the middle of Terschelling’s biggest village, has been greeting seafarers since 1594. It is a lively place, with museums, shops, bars, dance halls, restaurants, hotels, wellness, a swimming pool, and the VVV Tourist Office.
In West, all the elements literally come together; it is where the sea licks the land. Then there is the ‘fire’ in the manned Brandaris lighthouse, which lights up the skies, surrounded by the scents of the mudflats. Every flavour and taste imaginable can be found in the shops and restaurants.