Eijsderbeemden near the village of Oost-Maarland is a nature development area of 75 hectare. You can follow the spontaneous development of the landscape under the influence of the Meuse and of course the grazing of Konik horses and Galloway cattle. The Maas forms the border between Belgium and the Netherlands here. In winter, birds use the water bodies as resting places in great numbers. Groups are sometimes home to a rarity. Good area for ducks like Smew, Common Goldeneye, Common Pochard and Northern Shoveler.
Easy access parking is available at the exit of the reserve (end of Kasteellaan). Click on the P in the map to get directions. The walking route that is shown on the map is about 5 km.
Terrain and HabitatWetland, Scattered trees and bushes, Grassland, Reedbeds, Lake
Is a telescope useful?Can be useful
Good birding seasonAll year round
Best time to visitSpring
Difficulty walking trailEasy
Birdwatching hide / platformNo
In summer it can get crowded here with tourists which can disturb quiet observation (barbecue, fishermen, ...). In winter, the site is much less popular because it can get very cold.