Blauwe Kamer

Utrecht  >  Netherlands

The Blauwe Kamer is a paradise for bird watchers. A bird watching hide offers great views over the bird resting area.

Added by Marcel de Bruin


The water of the Lower Rhine has free rein in the Blauwe Kamer nature reserve. As a result, nature is constantly in motion. The dynamics of the river create height differences and attract special plants and animals. Flowery vegetations give color to the landscape. In several places willow forest grows and marshes are created. One of the willow forests is home to a large colony of Eurasian Spoonbill, one of the more than 70 species of breeding birds in the area. From the large bird hide you have a view of the nests of Great CormorantEurasian Spoonbill and Grey Heron that fly back and forth during the breeding season. Osprey is also regularly foraging above the pools (in spring and autumn).

Other birds you can see in the area are Northern Shoveler, Common Cuckoo, Common Swift, Water Rail, Northern LapwingGreat EgretEurasian SparrowhawkNorthern GoshawkCommon KingfisherEurasian Green WoodpeckerGreat Spotted WoodpeckerMarsh TitFieldfare and Redwing.



You can park your car at Restaurant De Blauwe Kamer near the ferry across the Rhine. From there you can explore the area on foot.

Terrain and Habitat

Grassland, River, Lake


Flat, Swampy

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Spring, Autumn migration


Paved road, Unpaved road, Narrow trail

Difficulty walking trail

Average walk

Accessible by


Birdwatching hide / platform


Birdingplaces Near

Amerongse Bovenpolder, Kwintelooyen (trekvogelpost)

View birdingplaces in the area that are published on Birdingplaces.eu


Top 5 birds

Other birds you can see here


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