Fun day trips and tours

For grown-ups and children

The region around the Lauwersmeer and the Wadden Sea lends itself exceptionally well for hiking, biking, sailing and canoeing.
Spend a day on Schiermonnikoog (‘Schier’ as the Groninger says) and take your bikes. You’ll feel your having a vacation during your vacation.

With the cycling network and the Wadden hiking network (both routes pass our front door) you can decide for yourself where you want to go and how long the route should be. We have both marked and unmarked bike- and hike route maps ready for you.
In the National Park Lauwersmeer and the surrounding area you will find various beautifully set out hiking routes. Take a look at them at your convenience.

National Park Lauwersmeer: hiking routes

Lauwersmeer: Ballastplate/Observation tower route5km

Lauwersmeer: From orchid to Sea Eagle 7km

Lauwersmeer: Lauwerspath 3 km

Lauwersmeer: Orchid Route7 km

Lauwersmeer: Bird Route 7 km

Westerkwartier: Middag-Humsterland16 km

Water and canoeing fit together wonderfully. Especially in an area as stunning as the Lauwersmeer. Simply peddling around is a delight. For the more professional canoeist there is a wonderful route to Dokkum and back. And can you imagine that maybe (very maybe) thousands of ice scaters will brave the cold during a next ‘Elfstedentocht’ (Eleven City Skating Race). Ready for recreation? Discover the region with a TukTuk (

Fun for children and adults

For children it’s the most wonderful thing to go to Doezoo ( in Leens. You will find out how exciting nature can be: How warm (or cold) is a snake? Do you dare to kiss a frog? Awesome for young and old.
Watching seals is always an experience. Especially during the seal-trip, looking for seals: you will find them guaranteed and more close than you’ve ever seen them. More information on
Do you want to know what Lenie ‘t Hart does for seals in the Wadden Sea? Visit the Seal Rehabilitation and Research Centre in Pieterburen ( and you’ll be fully informed about seals.
On a day when the weather is less good or actually to warm? In all weather types guaranteed exertion and fun at Adventurepark Waddenfun, about 11 km. from our B&B. Climbing, clambering, zip-lines, archery or a full days package when you’re travelling with a group: something for each and everyone.