’t Oerd is just as rugged as it sounds. It’s a nature reserve with an open connection to the sea. You won't find soft cushy nature here but it is unbelievably beautiful and compelling. You’ll feel at one with the elements.
If you’re in Makkum the Afsluitdijk and Wadden Sea UNESCO World Heritage Site are always within reach. But there is also a world of discovery right at your back door. Visit the Makkumersúdwaard (guided tour) and the Koaiwaard.
Experience the dynamic Wadden islands. In the unspoiled and wild nature at the southern tip of Texel new landscapes are still being created. Meander further to the north and marvel at the ever-changing landscapes.
Follow the coastline along the Wadden Sea to the east where silence and desolation get a whole new meaning. Leave the world behind and enter the dynamic landscape of the Boschplaat. Wind, water and the tides rein free and no two days are ever the same.
De Peazemerlannen is a gem outside of the dike near Paesens and Moddergat. You’ll find absolutely everything a marshland has to offer here. From green summer polders, blossoming marsh flowers and the sandy plains of the Wad.
Between Zwarte Haan and the pier in Holwerd you’ll find one of Europe's largest marshes with small water pools, summer polders and salt-tolerant grasslands. Kweldercentrum Noarderleech is the perfect place to start exploring this Eldorado.
It doesn’t get really dark anywhere any more. With its intense darkness, Dark Sky Park Lauwersoog is a magnificent exception. Come gaze at the stars, spot bats or cycle along the ‘darkest bicycle path’ of the Netherlands.