In the last two centories this area changed a lot. The river was moved to another place and this are transformed itself to an area with long streches of reedbeds, open water, lakes and beautiful meadows. It's the best area in the east of The Netherlands for rare birds of the reeds like Great Reed Warbler, Great Bittern, Savi's Warbler, Little Bittern, European Marsh Harrier, Bearded Tit and Bluethroat. Black Tern breeds in good numbers. Cetti's Warbler became a new breeding bird in the first decade of this century and numbers are increasing quickly. For long this area was a good place to see Penduline Tit, but it's now very rare. White-tailed Eagle can be seen year round.
There's a beatiful walk through the area, the walk is a 14 km long. It can be started at different locations. More information about this walk can be found here: https://klompenpaden.nl/rijnstrangenpad/
In the western part there's a short walk that takes you to the marshes. And where the birdge crosses the water there's a small parking with a nice viewpoint in the middel of the reeds.