The Waddenland region stretches from the village of Lauwersoog in the northwest to Noordpolderzijl, the Netherlands' smallest seaport beyond the dikes in the northeast. Lauwersmeer National Park forms the area's western border. The beautiful Reitdiep waterway, formed partly by canals and in other places meandering naturally, transverses the Waddenland and is part of the oldest manmade landscape in the Netherlands. The villages of Garnwerd, Feerwerd and Ezinge and the hamlet of Electra mark the area's southern boundary. The Middag-Humsterland National Landscape also makes up part of this beautiful region. To the north the Wadden Sea, which UNESCO officially declared a World Heritage Site in 2009, forms a natural border.