Coffee with a view of the Lauwersmeer

Coffee with a view of the Lauwersmeer


Just imagine: you wake up in the morning then opening the curtains, and from your bedroom window you will see some boats lying peacefully in the calm water, in the middle of the Lauwersmeer.


Once downstairs, you make a cup of Nespresso coffee and turn on the oven for fresh croissants. As you open the terrace doors, the first rays of sunlight will meet you and the water at this time of the day is still nice and very quiet. Your first cup of coffee will taste even better with this breathtaking view!

The spacious Baayvilla's are in a peaceful location near the village of Lauwersoog. The absolute eye-catcher of the villas is the terrace with its unrivalled view over the Lauwersmeer. You can undertake all kinds of activities in the surrounding area. From cycling trips around the lake to seal tours and a day trip to Schiermonnikoog.

Lauwersoog is a small fishing village on the border of Groningen and Friesland. For many, it is best known as 'the place from the boat to Schiermonnikoog' but there is plenty to see and explore in the village and its beautiful surroundings.


The Lauwersmeer National Park consists of the Lauwersmeer and reclaimed land, with unrestrained nature. There is plenty of sailing on the lake with sailboats, canoes, sloops, SUP boards and more. You can hire these at, for example, De Lauwer, near Baayvilla's.


Around Lauwersmeer, you can make a cycle tour of about 45 kilometres. On the way, you pass several pavilions and restaurants for a well-earned cup of coffee or a drink.


There are several restaurants in Lauwersoog itself, especially in and around the harbour. Our favourite is 't Ailand, in the middle of the harbour. From the roof terrace you have a beautiful view over the Wadden Sea and can see Schiermonnikoog in the distance. The menu mainly features delicious fresh fish dishes, such as fresh oysters from the Wadden (the house speciality), fishcakes and shrimp cocktail.