The Molse zandputten (sand pits) with the De Maat nature reserve is a nature reserve with a great diversity of landscapes. From dry to soggy from acidic to calcareous. A mosaic of hay meadows, deciduous forests, moors, marshes, fens and ponds with reed collars. It houses a record number of dragonfly species. Also a large number of special bird species such as: Common Kingfisher, Golden Oriole, Bluethroat, Cetti's Warbler, Grey Wagtail and European Honey-buzzard.
Parking at Den Diel. Coming from Postel just before the canal and the Baley bridge on the left of the road (see the P on the map). From here you can make a circular walk (9,4 km) that is shown on the map.
Terrain and HabitatForest, Wetland, Moors/heathland, Scattered trees and bushes
ConditionsFlat, Swampy, Open landscape
Is a telescope useful?Can be useful
Good birding seasonSpring, All year round
Best time to visitAutumn migration, Spring migration
Difficulty walking trailAverage walk
Birdwatching hide / platformNo
Cartierheide & Hapertse heide