Sailing safari Lauwerslake
Sailing safari Lauwerslake and sleeping in the Straw-Hotel; a unique package
Enjoy this unique sailing safari Lauwerslake. Discover the bird paradise on former seabed. Discover bird species, an abundance of orchids, among others (marsh) plants and marvel at the peace, sweeping landscapes and stunning vistas. This is an excellent opportunity for a unique nature experience. Lauwersea used to have this inlet free game and there was an open connection with the Wadden Sea. Fearing flooding a dam was built in 1969. What was previously an inlet of the Wadden Sea, is now a nature reserve with a bird unprecedented wealth. The discovery of this unique nature consists of a round trip of more than two hours on the Lauwerslake.
On sailing safari in the Netherlands, the bird paradise on former seabed
The Lauwersea: earlier this estuary had a free hand and there was an open connection with the Wadden Sea. Fearing flooding was built a dam in 1969. What was previously an inlet of the Wadden Sea, is now a nature reserve with a bird unprecedented wealth. Nature in the Lauwerslake is so special that it has been declared a National Park of the Netherlands.
The Lauwerslake National Park is about 6,000 hectares and is located on the border of the provinces of Groningen and Friesland. The area is bordered to the north by the Unesco World heritage: The Wadden Sea. The (semi) open landscape is characterized by the peace unprecedented in the Netherlands, space and stunning panoramic views. In addition to large areas of open water and grassy plains, determination vast reedbeds and (partially planted) forests image. The area running large herds of Konik horses and Highland cattle. You will also find an abundance of orchids, among others (marsh) plants.
Lauwerslake is one of the most important bird areas in Western Europe. There brooding about 100 species of birds in the area, including Red List species as bittern, bearded tit and marsh harrier. Very special is the eagle, which nests in the area since 2010! Especially in spring and autumn tens of thousands of migratory birds use the area as a gas station on their long journeys between breeding and wintering areas. In winter, the area is very popular with tens of thousands of geese that overwinter here. In short, a true bird paradise!
This arrangement full of nature includes:
• unique overnight stay in the Straw-Hotel: straw-castle or a straw-igloo (for groups sleeping in straw on the haystack)
• delicious breakfast
• Safari-boattrip from about three hours on the Lauwerslake
• Price: from € 70.00 pp (children from € 35.00 per child)
• Can be booked for a minimum of two people.
Sören en Laura
It was a very fun and unique experience. The quiet surroundings , the bright sky certainly something magical. Very hospitable people here, nice breakfast in a cozy environment between all the straw. Even when it’s freezing outside , it ‘s in here nice and warm by a small heater. The Wadden are definitely worth discovering , as well as the beautiful surroundings , with its vast meadows and big farms. Hopefully till next time . Sören and Laura from the “small” BelgiumRead more
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