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Old river arm with reed collars and parts open meadow landscape. Great for birding and always a chance on specialties.

Added by Herman Slot


This river basin of the Oude Rijn (Old Rhine) consists from a number of ponds, reed land, thickets, a piece of the Old Rhine and mud flats. The Jezuïtenwaai is very popular among birdwatchers because there are many different birds to see. A small part of the Jezuïtenwaai is accessible.

Nice birds you can see here are Eurasian Spoonbill, White Stork, Black Tern, Little Egret and Great Bittern. But als many waders like Common Snipe Common Greenshank, Wood Sandpiper, Black-tailed Godwit Ruff, Avocet and Common Ringed Plover. In spring also many songbirds like Bearded Tit, Bluethroat, and Lesser Whitethroat. In winter many ducks like Northern Pintail and geese an also a chance on Red-breasted Goose.

From the dike you have a good overview, but you can also enter the area and get close to the water and mud flats (only exposed with low water).



Parking is possible at the bottom of the dike. At 300 meters is a fence through which you can enter the area. Walking / cycling along the dike you can see a large part of the area and also get close to large parts of the water.

Terrain and Habitat

Mud flats, Grassland, Reedbeds


Flat, High water possible

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?


Good birding season

All year round


Paved road, Unpaved road

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by

Foot, Bicycle

Birdwatching hide / platform


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Top 5 birds

Other birds you can see here


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