For centuries, fresh and salt water flowed into each other in the Lauwers Sea. Fear of flooding led to the construction of a dam in 1969, leading to the creation of a beautiful new landscape and a true bird paradise. The nature in the Lauwers Lake (Lauwersmeer) is so special that the area has been designated as a National Park. Visitors are welcome day and night, as it is also a designated dark sky area and as such is perfect for stargazing
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.