The flamingo route
Believe it or not, but accross the border in Germany, in the Aamsveen, you can visit a flamingo colony. This is the most northern colony of Europe in the wild! Every year around March they arrive on their flamingo eiland in the German city Zwillbrock (around 30 km from Enschede) and they stay until the end of the summer.
To take a look at them, take your binoculars! During the walking route, you will find some watchtowers, shelters and impressive bird watching huts with information. The natural area Aamsveen is partially located in the Netherlands and partially in Germany (Amtsvenn-Hündfelder Moor). The whole flamingo route is 450 km, but of course you can join only a small part of it. For more information about the flamingo route, visit the website.