Val Dieu

Liège  >  Belgium

Observatory overlooking a small pond where a reed bed develops, all part of a nature reserve.

Added* by Gaëtan Kleijnen
Most recent update 11 January 2021
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The observatory at Val Dieu makes it easy to observe the birds on the pond. Although this is a small nature reserve, it is made up of different ecosystems: reed bed, alder grove, wet meadows, streams, birch groves and orchards. Among the interesting species to observe, are Great Egret, Common Kingfisher, Red Kite and Icterine Warbler. The lucky ones will also be able to observe Black Stork, Water Rail, or even Woodcock.


Français: Observatoire donnant sur un petit étang où se développe une roselière, le tout faisant partie d'une réserve naturelle. L'observatoire permet de facilement observer les oiseaux sur l'étang. De plus, si la réserve naturelle est petite, il se compose de différents écosystèmes : roselière, aulnaie, prairies humides, cours d'eau, boulaie et verger. Parmi les espèces intéressantes à observer, on peut noter la Great Egret, le Common Kingfisher, le Red Kiteet l'Icterine Warbler. Les plus chanceux pourront aussi observer la Black Stork, le Water Rail, ou encore la Woodcock.



It is possible to get there by car and to park in the car park of the Abbaye du Val Dieu. Click on the P in the map to get directions. The site can be visited on foot. The circular walking route you see on the map is 4 km long.


Français: Il est possible de s'y rendre en voiture et de se garer au parking de l'Abbaye du Val Dieu. Le site peut quant à lui se visiter à pied. L'itinéraire de marche circulaire que vous voyez sur la carte fait 4 km de long.

Terrain and Habitat

Scattered trees and bushes , Grassland , Wetland , Valley , River , Reedbeds , Lake


Hilly , Open landscape

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit



Narrow trail , Wide path , Unpaved road

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by

Foot , Bicycle , Car

Birdwatching hide / platform


Extra info

The site is more interesting on weekdays than on weekends, because the place is very touristy.


Français: Le site est plus intéressant en semaine que le week-end, car l'endroit est très touristique.


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