Cycling around Lauwersmeer

Vast rugged grasslands, overgrown sand and clay slabs and a huge surface with shallow water

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Lauwersmeer

In the Lauwersmeer area, the sea used to have free rein. However, the open connection with the Wadden Sea regularly caused flooding. The estuary was closed and the salty sea became a sweet water lake. The lake turned slowly into a rugged wilderness. And in return the wilderness offers peace and tranquility for humans and animals. This is how the Lauwersmeer National Park was created within fifty years. A true bird paradise with a great variety of landscapes. Vast grasslands and swaying reed beds. Sheltered deciduous forests and overgrown sandbanks. A huge area of shallow water under a clean horizon. And at night the area transforms into one of the darkest places in the Netherlands.


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