De Bruuk is a small nature reserve that consists of rare types of grassland full of orchids. The best time to visit is between May and July. Orchids and other plants will be in full bloom and rare butterflies like Purple Emperor, Large Tortoiseshell, Short-tailed Blue and Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary are flying around. Some birds you can see here are European Stonechat, Tree Pipit and Grasshopper Warbler. If you're lucky you might see a European Grass Snake.
Besides the orchid rich meadows there are also soaked oak and alder forests. In these small forests Middle Spotted Woodpecker, Golden Oriole, Common Redstart, European Pied Flycatcher and European Honey-buzzard breed.
Just outside the reserve are different streams. In winter these are frequented by Common Kingfisher, Grey Wagtail, Great Egret, Green Sandpiper and Little Grebe.
The nature reserve is small. On two sides there are car parks and it's easy stroll around in the reserve.
Early morning is of course best for birds. Later on the day is better for the rare butterflies.