Peace and sense of space is abundantly present in this area as well as a large diversity of birds. The National Park Lauwersmeer lends itself to visit different areas around the entire lake: there are various observation huts and lookout points. For a slightly shorter time frame, a visit to Ezumakeeg is also very worthwhile. A visit in the afternoon is best because of the position of the sun.
During migration time many waders can be found here and often rarities like Sharp-tailed Sandpiper, White-rumped Sandpiper, Stilt Sandpiper, White-tailed Lapwing, Pacific Golden-Plover and Buff-breasted Sandpiper.
Because this is a really quiet area birds like Black-winged Stilt, Bearded Tit and Great Bittern breed here. In Autum and winter big groups of geese and ducks can be seen, with sometimes Red-breasted Goose.
In Winter also White-tailed Eagle and Great Egret can be seen.
The car can be parked close to the 'Sylkajut' observation hut. Then drive back and at the T-junction, continue straight to the lookout point.
You can also use a bicycle if you are staying in the area.
Terrain and HabitatLake
Is a telescope useful?Can be useful
Good birding seasonSpring, Autumn
Best time to visitSpring, Autumn
Difficulty walking trailEasy
Accessible byBicycle, Car, Foot
Birdwatching hide / platformYes
Harbour of Lauwersoog; island of Schiermonnikoog; Many places alanong the Wadden Sea coast.