Wildlife spotting in the Oostvaardersplassen

Lelystad - The Oostvaardersplassen is a special nature reserve where you can spot birds and other wild animals all year round. The most impressive resident of the lake area is the white-tailed eagle, but you have to be lucky to spot this enormous bird. You have a better chance of seeing other (predatory) birds, deer or konik horses.

The number of walking routes through the Oostvaardersplassen is unfortunately limited. Still, you have a good chance of seeing wildlife, especially when it is wet and the reeds are high.

Wild horses in the Oostvaardersplassen
Wild horses in the Oostvaardersplassen

Oostvaardersplassen photo gallery

What do visitors say about Oostvaardersplassen?

Lelystad trips in the area

    Adress and visitor information


    Address: Kitsweg 1
    Postal code and City: 8218 AA  Lelystad
    Province/Region: Flevoland
    Phone: +31(0)320 254585
    Email: oostvaardersplassen@staatsbosbeheer.nl
    Web: Staatsbosbeheer

    Visit: An average visits takes approx. 3 hours.
    You can only walk on your own in a small part of the Oostvaardersplassen area. If you want to go deeper into the area, you have to go with a guide.
    A number of walks have been mapped out from the visitor centres. One of the walks from the visitor center in Lelystad is the Zeearendpad. A beautiful route of 5 kilometers.

    Let op: The locations on the map are indicational. It is not always the entrance, parking lot or best route. The map shows up to 8 locations in the area. Want to see all locations? Check our Hotspot map or use the Search option on this website.



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