The Oostvaardersveld observation point - Oostvaardersplassen

A short circular walk will guide you through this beautiful area, home to plenty of water birds and Konik horses. You’ll see a wide variety of ducks here and in the winter months you may even be lucky enough to spot a great grey shrike or a rough-legged buzzard. A small detour will also guide you to the De Poelruiter bird hide.

Route description
By car, follow the A6 motorway between Amsterdam and Emmeloord and take exit …

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A short circular walk will guide you through this beautiful area, home to plenty of water birds and Konik horses. You’ll see a wide variety of ducks here and in the winter months you may even be lucky enough to spot a great grey shrike or a rough-legged buzzard. A small detour will also guide you to the De Poelruiter bird hide.

Route description
By car, follow the A6 motorway between Amsterdam and Emmeloord and take exit 10, direction Lelystad via Larserdreef. Turn left onto the Torenvalkweg and follow this until you reach the Knardijk dyke. Continue straight on, over the cattle grids, on your left you’ll find the area where the De Krakeend bird hide is located. The entrance to this area lies approximately 50 metres further on. You can park your car at the visitor centre or at the Kleine Praambult parking. The visitor centre is not easy to access by public transport, as the nearest bus stop is an hour’s walk away. You can hire a bike in Lelystad; from the train station it takes about half an hour to cycle to the visitor centre by following Buizerdweg/Knardijk.

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Contact

Address:
Lelystad
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Opening times

  • Open throughout the year. The observation point may be difficult to reach in poor weather conditions due to the unpaved paths which can become quite muddy, something our wheelchair-user visitors should keep in mind.

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