In earlier times, fresh and salt water flowed into each other in the Lauwerszee. Fear of flooding led to the construction of a dam in 1969. On the former sea bed, a beautiful new landscape emerged, a true bird paradise. The nature in the Lauwersmeer is so special that the area has been designated as a National Park. Visitors are welcome day and night.
In addition to Activity Centre Lauwersnest and the Information Pavilion in Lauwersoog, the Nationaal Park Lauwersmeer has an information network of certified Nationaal Park Lauwersmeer hosts and hostesses.