Sea became a lake; the lake became a natural wilderness. A short summary of the historical background of the Lauwersmeer National Park in the region bordering the provinces of Groningen and Friesland. The Lauwersmeer region has so much to offer. Sprawling, rugged grasslands naturally maintained by the grazing Konik horses and Scottish Highland cattle. Vegetated sand and clay flats, with an enormous area of shallow water.
It is a welcome resting place for all types of birds, including the Sea Eagle. Migratory birds rest here when travelling to warmer climes or to their breeding areas. Winter guests use this region to escape their colder habitats. The wildlife in this national park has created an irresistible destination for all ornithologists and nature lovers.
Lauwersmeer National Park is one of the darkest places on earth. The area was named ‘Dark Sky Park’ in 2016. Experience the infamous darkness and enjoy a clear night sky.
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