Etangs de Neerpede

Bruxelles  >  Belgium

Large pond with calm and relatively shallow waters bordered by a walking path. Nice place for seeing waterbirds and other birds.

Added* by Marblie
Most recent update 30 October 2020


Etangs de Neerpede serves as a storm basin by collecting water in case of floods in the Neerpedebeek. It was cleaned up in 2009, allowing the resettlement of aquatic flora and fauna linked to these calm and relatively shallow waters. An artificial island has been built, in particular to attract certain birds, including the Little Ringed Plover , protected from certain predators and disturbances related to public attendance. Among the birds you can see here are Common Pochard, Tufted Duck, Little Grebe, Great Crested Grebe, Common Kingfisher, Rose-ringed Parakeet, Marsh Tit, Marsh Warbler, Reed Warbler, Eurasian Nuthatch, Grey Wagtail, White Wagtail and Chaffinch.


Français: Grand étang bordé d'un chemin de promenade. Présence de plusieurs espèces fréquentant les eaux douces ou des zones rurales. Le grand étang de la Pede sert de bassin d’orage en recueillant les eaux en cas de crues dans le Neerpedebeek. Il a été assaini en 2009, permettant une réinstallation de la faune et de la flore aquatiques liées à ces eaux calmes et relativement peu profondes. Une île artificielle a été construite, notamment dans le but d’attirer certains oiseaux, dont le petit gravelot, protégés de certains prédateurs et des perturbations liées à la fréquentation du public.



Very easy access by any means. Several parking options (Click on a P in the map to get directions). You can walk around the two ponds (2 km).


Français: Accès très aisé par n'importe quel moyen. Plusieurs options de stationnement (Cliquez sur un P sur la carte pour obtenir les directions). Vous pouvez vous promener autour des deux étangs (2 km).

Terrain and Habitat

Wetland , Scattered trees and bushes , Lake , City/village , Reedbeds


Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Spring migration , Autumn migration


Paved road , Wide path

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by

Foot , Bicycle , Car , Wheelchair

Birdwatching hide / platform



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