Exciting stories about the Wadden Sea UNESCO World Heritage Site

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Come to the dark site

Real darkness is becoming ever more scarce. Fortunately, in Dark Sky Park Lauwersmeer you can have an intense and varied experience of the darkness.

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Come to the dark site

The grain republic: land of opposites

The Oldambt is the land of grains and infinite horizons. Of majestic manors with their meandering gardens. It is also the land of contrasts; in the landscape and, for a very long time, in society.

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The grain republic: land of opposites

dunes as a work of art and a world

To R.W. van de Wint life was art and art was life. As a painter, sculptor, builder, sketcher and gardener he transformed old inner dunes into a world of its own: De Nollen.

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dunes as a work of art and a world

Impoldering with Banck

Monks began building dikes and John Eric Banck completed the job. A new sea dike created the Banckspolder bringing new opportunities along with it.

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Impoldering with Banck

Discover the Landscape

Just look around; there's no mistaking where you are. The Wadden has a strong sense of place. You can always feel the Wadden Sea, even when you can’t see it. The smell, the wind, the screeching seagulls. But also the landscape.

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Discover the Landscape

Land of De Ploeg

The Wadden area of Groningen inspires with its beauty. There are galleries everywhere, sometimes even at the artists' homes. Imagine this landscape through the eyes of an artist.

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Land of De Ploeg

On the edge of salt and fresh water

Lauwersmeer Lake National Park is a unique landscape located on the edge of salt and fresh water. It's also the youngest landscape along the Wadden coast at just a little more than half a century old.

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On the edge of salt and fresh water