Lake Gooimeer

Country/territory: Netherlands

IBA Criteria met: A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2, C2, C3, C4, C6 (2000)
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Area: 2,670 ha

Vogelbescherming Nederland

Site description
A freshwater lake, bounded in the north by the dyke of Zuidelijk Flevoland polder (reclaimed in 1968) and in the south by the mainland. The site is connected to Lake Markermeer (038) in the west and to Lake Eemmeer (045) in the east. There are extensive though narrow reedbeds along the mainland coast. The site includes a grassland polder east of the city of Naarden.

Key biodiversity
The average seasonal peak number of waterbirds during 1992-1996 was more than 20,000.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lake Gooimeer. Downloaded from on 13/08/2022.