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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.

Sailing safari Lauwersmeer

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!

Sailing safari Lauwersmeer

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.

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Gerben and Ilja

August 18, 2014 , Whát and welcome , no matter what an igloo , what a place! Not for a moment regret that we have chosen this ... Looking forward to the delicious breakfasts in the morning . Quietly enjoy each other and all the beauty that provide this environment. Idyllic, spots , restaurants, we are still not bored here . Our children Bodki and Mano did not want to go home despite the rain. Thank you very much! Gerben and Ilja , Bodki and Mano

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