Nieuwe Hoeven

Gelderland  >  Netherlands

A semi open to open landscape, consisting of pastures, forests, small reedbeds and damp meadows: a great spot for songbirds and waders

Added by Bas Engels


Located South of Culemborg near the small village of Tricht, the "Nieuwe Hoeven" is a fairly small area consisting of a semi open landscape with pastures and damp meadows, surrounded by forests. Small reedbeds are located on the eastern side of the area. Especially in Spring and during migration in both Spring and Autumn, many species of songbird and wader can be seen here.

The fairly wet meadows are a great spot for species like Northern Lapwing, Common Redshank and Black-tailed Godwit. European Marsh Harrier can often be seen hunting above these pastures. Some parts of the area are very wet, which make them a great spot for migrating waders, like Green Sandpiper and Common Greenshank. Multiple pairs of Little Ringed Plover can be seen here. Besides waders, it's a great spot for observing Water Pipit.

The small reedbeds on the eastern side of the area are a good spot for Reed Bunting, Bluethroat and Reed Warbler. Sometimes Water Rail can be heard too and, with a bit of luck, a Spotted Crake shows up.

The area is also great for foraging White Stork and in winter, fairly large numbers of Great Egret and geese can be seen here too.



The area is easy accessable due to the broad gravel road that leads through the area. There's a parking spot on the eastern side of the area.

Terrain and Habitat

Forest, Wetland, Scattered trees and bushes, Grassland, Reedbeds


Flat, Open landscape

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?


Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Spring, Spring migration, Autumn migration


Unpaved road, Wide path

Difficulty walking trail


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