Gendtse Waard

Gelderland  >  Netherlands

The Gendtse Waard is a floodplain of the river Waal in the middle of 'De Gelderse Poort'. It's a nature reserve with typical riverine nature.  

Added by Twan Teunissen


The eastern part of the Gendtse Waard is open for visitors to roam around. You can walk between small lakes that are the result of clay mining, throught thickets with blackthorn and hawathorn and riverine forest with willows and black poplar. Beaver live her and can be seen at dawn.

Some species you can see in summer: Grasshopper WarblerEuropean StonechatGadwallEurasian SpoonbillLittle Ringed PloverNorthern GoshawkGarganey.

In autumn and winter a lot of birds from the east and north visit the area: Greater White-fronted GooseBarnacle GooseGoosanderSmewGreat Egret.



Parking is possible in the village of Gendt or next to the road on the Waaldijk. From the village the area is easily accessible and a small path takes you into the reserve. As long as you keep 25 meters distance from semi-wild cattle and horses, you are allowed to roam freely through the area.

Terrain and Habitat

Scattered trees and bushes, Grassland, Wetland, Mud flats, River


Flat, High water possible

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Winter, Spring, Autumn, Autumn migration, Spring migration, Summer


Unpaved road, Narrow trail, Wide path, Paved road

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by

Foot, Bicycle, Car, Wheelchair

Birdwatching hide / platform


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Top 5 birds

Other birds you can see here


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