Best national parks in Friesland

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Explore the most popular national parks in Friesland with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
Map of trails in Friesland
Best national parks (3)
#1 - De Alde Feanen National Park
Friesland, Netherlands
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De Alde Feanen National Park terrain is made up of morasses, lakes, forests, peat and meadows. In the area at least 450 plant species and 100 bird species can be found. A very prominent bird is the white stork (Ciconia ciconia). Tall wooden poles have been installed so that the storks can build nests. Another attraction is provided by Shetland ponies. Some of the paddocks can be entered so that ponies can be petted by visitors.Show more
#2 - Lauwersmeer National Park
Friesland, Netherlands
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Lauwersmeer National Park is located in the north of the Netherlands where the Lauwers river forms part of the east-west border between the provinces of Friesland and Groningen. The Lauwers flows from south to north into the Wadden Sea. The Lauwersmeer is its estuary, which is connected to the sea via a sluice at Lauwersoog. The national park consists of most of the Lauwersmeer and is situated in the Frisian municipalities of Dongeradeel and Kollumerland c.a. in Friesland and the Groningen municipality of De Marne.Show more
#3 - Schiermonnikoog National Park
Friesland, Netherlands
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Schiermonnikoog National Park is made up of dunes, forests, polders, tidal flats, marshes, beaches as well as a small lake. The island is very rich in flora and fauna. In the dunes we find common hawthorn, the common sea-buckthorn, honeysuckle; on the marshes sea lavender, sea wormwood, sea aster and glasswort. On the marshes and tidal flats thousands of birds occur, such as common redshank, barnacle goose, spoonbill, hen harrier, oystercatcher, red knot, bar-tailed godwit, curlew and European herring gull. There is one campground on the island and the beaches are popular among visitors even though tourist vehicles are prohibited.Show more