Watching the stars on Schiermonnikoog
20 February 2020
Ursa major and minor, Orion, the Swan, the Pleiades… Can you point them out? And have you ever seen the Milky Way? In January and February, you can join a guide to learn more about these constellations as well as the universe.
You can register for this tour on the website, which also lists the dates, times, and availability. Please note that warm clothing is recommended for this excursion. The activity will not be cancelled in cloudy weather.
Fortunately, you can still experience pitch-dark nights in the Netherlands in places like Schiermonnikoog. Dark Sky Park Lauwersmeer, which is on the Continent across the water from the island of Schiermonnikoog, is another great location to experience the night. The park and island are both part of the Wadden Sea World Heritage Site, a unique region in which weather, wind and water have created the most beautiful wild landscape.
Due to the current COVID-19 situation, many facilities in and near National Parks and nature reserves are closed. Many excursions and events have also been cancelled. Please make sure to always check the site of the company or organizer before you leave to avoid disappointment.