On the road through the Oostvaardersveld

Hiking in Lelystad, Flevoland, The Netherlands

Hiking route 734748

Provided by: Staatsbosbeheer

11334 286
8.3 km
02:05 h
474 kcal
1 m
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The Oostvaardersplassen nature reserve is a quiet wetland area that lends itself well to a walk. Put on your hiking boots and enjoy all the beautiful flora and fauna that can be found here. This route takes you through the Oostvaardersveld, the habitat of all kinds of birds.

Walking on't Langepad
The Oostvaardersplassen Visitor Center is the starting point of this route. Pay a visit to this center and learn more about the nature in this area before you set off. Then you know which special plants and animals to look out for along the way. Then it's time to really get out there and see everything with your own eyes. You walk through a varied landscape full of reed marshes, water features, grassy plains, brushwoods and forests. You follow the marked purple route't Langepad. Part of the route runs along the edge of the Keersluisplas.

bird watching huts
Along this lake and in the rest of the area you will find several viewing huts where you can spot birds in peace. You can spot geese, spoonbills and cormorants here. If you are lucky you can even spot the rare bald eagle here. You also walk a bit through the Praambos while you walk back to the visitor center.

Important to know
Please note: this route is not accessible all year round. In the winter months, parts of this area serve as a resting area for red deer and other mammals that live around the Oostvaardersplassen. Have a look here if you want to keep an eye on when the area will be accessible again after the winter. Furthermore, dogs are not allowed in large parts of the area.
Visitor center Bird watching hut

The largest and extensive nature reserves and forests in the Netherlands are opened by the Dutch State and give you a wonderful experience in Dutch nature that you can gain by bike. It is very special to meet a forest ranger in the special visitor centers that Staatsbosbeheer has.

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# Description Distance
Bezoekerscentrum Oostvaardersplassen (8218AA, Lelystad, Flevoland, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
Vogeluitkijkhut Keersluisplas (Keersluisplas, 8218 AA, Lelystad, Flevoland, The Netherlands) 0.43 km
Vogeluitkijkhut De Kluut (De Kluut, 8218 AA, Lelystad, Flevoland, The Netherlands) 0.95 km
Vogeluitkijkhut De Krakeend (De Krakeend - Vogelkijkhut, Lelystad, Flevoland, The Netherlands) 3.26 km
Vogeluitkijkhut Kleine Praambult (Oostvaardersplassen - Kleine Praambult - Vogelkijkpunt, 8218 PW, Lelystad, Flevoland, The Netherlands) 5.72 km
Vogeluitkijkhut De Oeverloper (Observatiion point, 8218 PW, Lelystad, Flevoland, The Netherlands) 6.33 km

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