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.