Polder Arkemheen

Nijkerk, Gelderland  >  Netherlands

One of the best preserved polders of The Netherlands with many meadow birds and waterbirds. In spring and early summer a great place to see Black-tailed Godwit

Added by Bé Wolters


Arkemheen is a polder landscape, in fact one of the oldest in The Netherlands. Iy is a meadow bird area par excellence! The cycle path over the dike is full of interesting birdstops. Birds are all around you. In the meadows of the polder, on the water and on the banks of the Nijkerkernauw. Many birds can be seen here like Black-tailed GodwitCommon RedshankNorthern Lapwing and Eurasian Oystercatcher. Quite often you can even see a White-tailed Eagle.



Take exit Nijkerk from highway A28 and you are allready in the area. You can best explore the area on a bike or walking, because cars are not allowed in most parts of the polder. The cycle route you see on the map is 20 km and runs along the most birdrich parts of the polder.

Terrain and Habitat

Agriculture, Grassland


Flat, Swampy

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Spring, Summer


Paved road

Difficulty walking trail

Average walk

Accessible by

Foot, Bicycle, Car, Wheelchair

Birdwatching hide / platform


Extra info


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Top 5 birds

Other birds you can see here


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