Giethoorn and nature reserve the Weerribben are best visited by boat. Great for a social event!
In the wetlands: Purple Heron (Ardea purpurea, Purperreiger)
Bluethroat (Luscinia svecica, Blauwborst)
Reed Bunting (Emberiza schoeniclus, Rietgors)
And to everybody's joy a very friendly family of Mute Swans (Cygnus olor, Knobbelzwaan)
Far away in one of the water fields was a Crested Grebe (Podiceps cristatus, Fuut) carrying babies on its back.
Every country has children who like catching water creatures during the holidays