Experience bird migration
Refuelling in the Netherlands
The Netherlands is located at an important junction in the middle of the East Atlantic migration route. Over 300 different species of migratory birds pass through our country every year. To survive the trip, the migratory birds depend on a sufficient number of safe lay-bys with plentiful food supplies along the route. So they can continue the journey recharged and refuelled.
Good places to see bird migration
Want to see this impressive natural phenomenon with your own eyes? Then it's best to head to open spaces, especially on the coast. You can also walk special birding routes in many parks. Listed below are the best locations in the Wadden Sea UNESCO World Heritage Site, Nieuw Land National Park, Oosterschelde National Park and NLDelta. Put on a good pair of walking shoes, grab your binoculars and enjoy the amazing sights!