The Ilperveld is a quiet, beautiful water area with hundreds of islands of trilveen. A broke peat meadow area, with countless ditches and canals and reed beds. The vegetation along the ditch is rich, a mosaic of marsh scroll clover, real cuckoo flower, winged deer hay, water mint and spoon leaf. Bush and crow heathland and even sundew grow. Black-tailed godwit, lapwing, redshank, harrier harrier and roe-dipper find their perfect habitat here. Cows, sheep and goats graze the land here and there. During the migration time the Ilperveld is a refuge for thousands of passers-by, such as wigeons, curlews, geese and many other special birds.
The Ilperveld is best viewed from a boat. Go on a sailing excursion or rent a canoe, whisper pin or a rowing boat. You can rent a boat from May to October. Explore the Ilperpad on foot behind the Visitor Center. Walk to the bird watching hut or take the ferry to the research location of Up with the Peat.