National Park Lauwersmeer is a unique nature reserve. The characteristic open and vast landscape is an attractive habitat for many animals and plants, including hundreds of thousands of birds.
Activity Centre Lauwersnest is the ideal starting point for a visit to National Park Lauwersmeer. In and around the activity centre, you will find lots of information about birds and the Dark Sky area. Many walking and cycling routes are also available.
Since 2016, National Park Lauwersmeer has been designated as a 'Dark Sky Park'. A Dark Sky Park is an area where it is dark, where darkness is preserved and where visitors are welcome to experience that darkness at night. Lauwersmeer is one of the last places in the Netherlands where it still gets really dark, so that a clear starry sky can be seen at night. On some days, you can even see the Northern Lights here! You will find so-called sky platforms to admire this; during the day you can spot birds and have stunning views of the area.