The Lepelaarsplassen consist of ponds, reed fields and wet grasslands. A paradise for water and marsh birds. The nature reserve (created when southern Flevoland fell dry) was designated as a nature reserve in 1971. Besides the Eurasian Spoonbill, over three hundred other species of birds can be spotted here.
The visitor center "De Trekvogel" is a good starting point for a bike ride or walk. Along the cycle path around the Lepelaarplassen are several observation huts from which you have a beautiful view of this bird-rich pasture area, the Great Cormorant colony, the "Grote Plas" and the surrounding willow forest. The route that is shown on the map is about 10 km.
Terrain and HabitatForest, Wetland, Reedbeds, Grassland, Lake
Is a telescope useful?Can be useful
Good birding seasonAll year round
Best time to visitSpring
RouteUnpaved road, Paved road
Difficulty walking trailAverage walk
Accessible byBicycle, Foot
Birdwatching hide / platformYes
The observation huts "De Lepelaar", "De Kiekendief" and "Overloper" along the circular cycle path are freely accessible. There are regular excursions through the area.
Oostvaardersplassen (East-side), Naardermeer, Eemland.