Hardenhoek in Biesbosch National Park

Noord-Brabant  >  Netherlands

One of the best areas for birdwatching in Biesbosch National Park. The best spot for arguably the most spectaculair bird of the region: White-tailed Eagle.


One of the best areas for birdwatching in Biesbosch National Park. Always many waders, Eurasian Spoonbill and ducks to be seen, and this is also the best spot (by far) to see both White-tailed Eagle and Osprey in the entire area (and possibly the entire country of The Netherlands). 



From Werkendam, just follow the Bandijk for 10 minutes or so (8,8 km)  until you reach "the Wassende Maan" (See on the map), recognisable by the small hill (often grazed over by sheep). Park your car at the small carpark just 50 metres ahead of the little gate, on the right of the road (the gate is on the left). Cross the road, go through the gate and climb the small hill. When on top of the hill, go right and find a good place from where you can overlook the water.

Sidenote: don't forget to check the reedbeds on either side of the road near the carpark. In particulair the reeds on the North side of the road are known to hold Great Bittern

Terrain and Habitat

Wetland, Mud flats, Lake


Flat, Swampy, Open landscape, High water possible

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?


Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Winter, Spring


Narrow trail

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by

Foot, Bicycle, Car

Birdwatching hide / platform


Birdingplaces Near

The entire Biesbosch National Park offers good birding all year round.

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


Top 5 birds

Other birds you can see here


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