Lauwersmeer National Park
Birdwatching around the Lauwersmeer
Bird watchers can indulge at the Lauwersmeer National Park. The curlew, great crested grebe, lesser white-fronted goose, barnacle goose, spoonbill and whinchat are some of the bird species typical for this area. Different vantage points and bird watching facilities make it possible to observe the birds as they go about their business without disturbing them. Lauwersmeer is both a breeding ground and a refueling station for the annual bird migration. This means you can spot birds all year round.
On foot, by bike and by boat
Lauwersmeer can be explored while hiking, cycling or boating. There are routes of varying distances, to delight both the nature lover and the sports enthusiast. Besides some protected areas of the Lauwersmeer, there are plenty of water bodies for canoeing, surfing, sailing and motor boating. Around the Lauwersmeer National Park, you will find many places appropriate for a weekend.
Dark Sky Park Lauwersmeer
National Park is one of the world's Dark Sky parks. At these parks, it is really dark at night and visitors are welcome to experience the darkness and watch the stars. A Dark Sky Park in Holland is special because Holland is one of the world's most light-polluted nations. Around the Lauwersmeer National Park, you will find many places appropriate for a weekend of camping out in the nature.
Nature reserves in the Netherlands
The Netherlands has no fewer than 40 nature reserves, 21 of which are National Parks and 20 National Landscapes.Read more