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Cycle route Lauwersmeer

(48.4 km)

Cycling in the impressive and beautiful nature around the Lauwersmeer. This cycle route in the northern border region of Groningen and Friesland takes you through the unique and beautiful new landscape of the Lauwersmeer National Park. You will also cycle through the Marnewaard nature reserve, past the fishing and recreational harbour of the village of Lauwersoog and through the watery recreational park Esonstad near Oostmahorn.

When you hear the name Lauwersmeer, the wilderness on the border of Groningen and Friesland, birdwatchers start to buzz. More than 100 bird species breed in this area of water and islets, woodland, reed beds and rugged grasslands and hibernate tens of thousands of geese every year.

In spring and autumn, during bi…

Cycling in the impressive and beautiful nature around the Lauwersmeer. This cycle route in the northern border region of Groningen and Friesland takes you through the unique and beautiful new landscape of the Lauwersmeer National Park. You will also cycle through the Marnewaard nature reserve, past the fishing and recreational harbour of the village of Lauwersoog and through the watery recreational park Esonstad near Oostmahorn.

When you hear the name Lauwersmeer, the wilderness on the border of Groningen and Friesland, birdwatchers start to buzz. More than 100 bird species breed in this area of water and islets, woodland, reed beds and rugged grasslands and hibernate tens of thousands of geese every year.

In spring and autumn, during bird migration, the largest bird festival takes place. Seeing 30,000 barnacle geese fly over in a single day is impressive. Fanciers also like to come to the Lauwersmeer region for special birds, because they know they have a chance of seeing stilt shoots, spoonbills or grey fringing legs. Or the white-tailed eagle, which has been breeding here for a number of years.

Don't forget that there are also seas of orchids in bloom, foxes live there and Scottish Highlanders and Konik horses graze there. But in and around the Lauwersmeer it's mainly the birds that matter. Because they make this national park an irresistible wilderness for every birdwatcher and nature lover. A bird paradise on the former seabed.

Sights on this route

Starting point: Sluisweg 22
9974 RJ Zoutkamp
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Hunzegat marina

The Hunzegat marina near Zoutkamp is the perfect operating base by the Lauwersmeer lake. Enjoy the calm in this beautiful harbour and explore the highland waterways. The fifth night is free if you book...

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Staatsbosbeheer Lauwersmeer

Bij het horen van de naam Lauwersmeer, de wildernis op de grens van Groningen en Friesland, beginnen vogelkenners al te watertanden.

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Stichting Wadloopcentrum Pieterburen

De onophoudelijke stroming door eb en vloed maakt dat het gebied voortdurend verandert. De wadloopgidsen kennen de Waddenzee als geen ander en nemen je mee op avontuur over de bodem van de zee.

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Camperplaces en cabins LauwersmeerPlezier!

On a beautiful location at the Lauwersmeer you will find the motorhome campsite LauwersmeerPlezier! Uniquely situated between the Waddensea World Heritage and the Lauwersmeer National Park. Equipped...

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Toeristisch Informatie Punt Lauwersoog

Hier kunnen bezoekers terecht voor toeristische informatie over de het gebied rond Lauwersoog en informatie over de bouw van het Werelderfgoedcentrum.

TIP Lauwersoog
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Tour de Wadden

Tour the Wadden The online travel agency for the Dutch Wadden Sea area. Looking for a special day tour or a longer trip in the Waddensea area? Tour de Wadden offers unique tours for individuals and groups.

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Rondvaartbedrijf Lauwersmeer

Voor een verzorgd varend uitje bent u bij ons in goede handen. Aan boord van het nostalgische partyschip "Vlinderbalg" kunt u genieten van een gezellige rondvaart met of zonder verzorging. Het is maar net waar u voor kiest.

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TOP Oostmahorn

Vanaf Toeristisch Overstap Punt Oostmahorn kun je zo Nationaal Park het Lauwersmeergebied intrekken!

TOP Oostmahorn
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Lauwershof is a small (1.6 ha) organic fruit farm. Apart from sea buckthorn, a regional product, we grow strawberries, cherries, plums, raspberries, red currants, gooseberries, blackcurrants, blackberries, apples (for instance Santana, a delicious ap...

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Visserijmuseum Zoutkamp

In de monumentale Rijksbetonningsloods, centraal gelegen aan de oude binnenhaven, is sinds 1994 het Visserijmuseum Zoutkamp gevestigd.

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End point: Sluisweg 22
9974 RJ Zoutkamp

Directions

Starting point: Sluisweg 22
9974 RJ Zoutkamp

These bicycle routes have been determined and driven according to the network of bicycle junctions. The bicycle junction system is a network of continuous routes. The intersections at which the routes meet are called junctions. The bicycle junctions are signposted and at many junctions an information panel can be found with an overview map of nearby bicycle junctions. The bicycle route network is recognizably signposted with green/white signs showing the number of the junction. Via the numbered signs you can cycle from junction to junction. The distances between cycle junctions are indicated in kilometres on the map.

Bicycle junctions

89 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 5 - 73 - 4 - 45 - 46 - 13 - 50 - 83 - 85 - 84 - 88 - 90 - 89

End point: Sluisweg 22
9974 RJ Zoutkamp
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