Nordsøen Oceanarium, Hirtshals

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Visit the biggest aquarium in Northern Europe, Nordsøen Oceanarium, where you can see seals, cod, seabass, and schooling fish. The center tank can hold 4,500,000 litres (1,189,00 gallons) of water. It was built to imitate the open sea so that many of the species of fish could live comfortably. There are also habitat tanks that recreate habitats certain fish need to survive, and a seal pool where you can see the harbor seal and gray seal. Informational TV screens are set up throughout that give information about the specific fish--be aware, though, that presentations are in Danish. Children can draw and paint in one of the play areas. If you want to see one of the feedings, check the schedule in advance on the website. Nordsøen Oceanarium is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our custom trip planner, Hirtshals Edition.
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  • A Museum organized well suitable for families but also for singles or adult accustomed to living marine visits. Good internal logistics
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  • A good activity to do before a to go on with the fjord line/color line. Exciting things to look at for the kids.
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  • Beautiful aquariums, propagator, playgrounds etc. Feeding the fish in the large basin was special. Though very busy by the location and the bad weather.
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  • Found it to be very informative. Food at the cafe was alright (chips not best in the world) would recommend one of the Danish sandwiches. Plenty of places to eat your own food. Fish feeding at 13:00hrs worth a photo shot or two. Would visit again if ever in the area.
  • A great place to go to in the weekend. There are many impressivly big aquariums with huge fishes and other sea animals. Almost every hour,the staff is feeding them or offer small interactive "lectures" about the sea life.
  • Spent a whole day with family, and there were some interesting things, but so many things need restarting. Or just simple maintenance. If was off season, so lack of activity is expected. But they could do more to make things inviting.
  • The oceanarium is alright. I didn't found it too special but I also had only a limited time there. The place seems a bit random and has no clear path to go through. It is easy to get lost in my opinion. We saw the seal feeding which was really informative. Be aware that it is in danish though.
  • It's a great place very kids friendly, with a few events during the day, these could tho be more exciting, because they are very similar, it's a very large, with a ton of history both accessable in Danish, English and Dutch. The eating accommodations for people who have brought their own food could be better, but overall a great experience.

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