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A new waterway coming from the IJssel. A new wet area and also the place of an old reed marsh. Many nice birds can be seen here.

Added by R. van de Logt


The Reevediep is a new water connection between the river IJssel and the Drontermeer. This high-water channel is made to drain high water from the IJssel in extreme conditions. This new water area attracts many birds. Old small ponds in the area and reed marshes allready made this a place for birds like Great Reed Warbler and Great Bittern. The flat area between IJssel and Drontermeer makes this a great place for spotting various birds.



This place is right beside the N50 road. Take exit Kampen Zuid. Head toward Kamperveen and pull over near the bridge (see the P on the map). There is a new cycle path right next to the Reevediep and cycling is one of the best ways to explore this area. But you can also explore the area on foot. The route shown on the map is 6,5 km.

Terrain and Habitat

Wetland, Lake, River, Reedbeds


Flat, Open landscape

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Summer, Spring


Paved road, Wide path

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by

Foot, Bicycle

Birdwatching hide / platform


Extra info

There are plans to place a bird hide in the area.

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


Top 5 birds

Other birds you can see here


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