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The Rijnstrangen are the former riverbeds of the river Rhine. Vast reed beds, open water, oxbow lakes, flower meadows offer a variety of birds during a visit.

Added by Twan Teunissen


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 WarblerGreat BitternSavi's WarblerLittle Bittern, European Marsh HarrierBearded Tit and BluethroatBlack 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.

Terrain and Habitat

Scattered trees and bushes, Wetland, Grassland, River, Lake, Reedbeds, Mud flats, Agriculture


Flat, Open landscape, Swampy, Slippery

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Spring migration, Spring, Summer


Unpaved road

Difficulty walking trail

Average walk

Accessible by

Foot, Bicycle

Birdwatching hide / platform


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Top 5 birds

Other birds you can see here


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