Platwijers - Groot Wijven

Limburg  >  Belgium

Very beautiful area with a lot of waterbirds in a nice habitat for birding with watch tower and bird hide.

Added* by Frederix Stefan
Most recent update 6 November 2021


​The Platwijers is a nature reserve of approximately 100 hectares. The area consists of fishing ponds and pastures. The reserve is mainly known for its bird wealth. Numerous species find a suitable rest and breeding ground here. Most paths are closed to the public, for the protection of birds. But there isa very nice bird hide and also a birdwatch tower in this beautiful and quiet area. Among the nice birds you can see here are Osprey, Great Bittern and Common Kingfisher.



Parking is available in the Zandstraat opposite the Heidestrand entrance. Walk from here.

Terrain and Habitat

Wetland , Forest , Scattered trees and bushes , Grassland


Flat , Wet , Dry

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Spring , Autumn migration , Spring migration


Unpaved road , Paved road

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by

Foot , Bicycle , Car , Wheelchair

Birdwatching hide / platform



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