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De Engbertsdijkvenen is a fairly large area that consists of peat, heathland and fens.

Added by Remko Harbers


Engbertsdijksvenen is still a remnant of a former large raised bog area. The area still has a piece of bogland that has remained. Active peat is still growing there. In addition to peat bogs, the area consists of wet heathland with a few small birch forests at the edge.

In wintertime you can see Tundra Bean Goose, Great Grey Shrike, Hen Harrier, and sometimes Common Crane. In spring and summer it is possible to see Red-backed Shrike, Golden Oriole, Cuckoo, Snipe, Water Rail.

In this area you can also see common European vipers, smooth snake, and tree frogs.



You can park your car on both sides of the area (see map). The Engbertsdijksvenen can best be explored on foot.

Terrain and Habitat

Wetland, Moors/heathland


Flat, Swampy

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Spring, Autumn, Winter


Unpaved road

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by

Foot, Bicycle

Birdwatching hide / platform


Extra info

There are two birdwatching hides : Vogelkijkhut de Pluus and vogelkijkscherm 't Krik-eantie (see map for locations).

At this moment reconstruction work is going on in the area which should be finished around March 2020.

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


Top 5 birds

Other birds you can see here


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