The village of Pieterburen is particularly known for its seal shelter. Nevertheless, this village has more to offer as Pieterburen is also characterized as the center for the mudflat walker. The village also functions as the starting point of the well-known Pieterpad, the longest continuous walking route in the Netherlands.
The seal shelter provides shelter for sick and stranded seals. The shelter has a visitor center where the stranded seals can be seen. In addition to the medical treatment of seals, information about the problems of the seal and its environment is provided by means of guided tours, a permanent exhibition and a movie.
From Pieterburen you can start various mudflat walking tours. As you walk across the Wadden Sea, nature has the last word during these trips. Mudflat walking is possible around Pieterburen, but crossing trips to the islands Ameland and Schiermonnikoog are also regularly organized. These trips are organized by the former Wadden Center in Pieterburen, the Outdoor Place Noordku.