Marcel Klootwijk

My name is Marcel Klootwijk and I live in the beautiful town of Middelburg, right in the middle of the Zeeland delta area. I started birdwatching in my grandfather’s backyard when I was 11 years old.

It was the beginning of a passionate hobby. Besides birdwatching my other great passion is photography. My work is published in lots of magazines and even featured on the National Geographic calendar.

Birds are my favorite subject, but I’m also very interested in dragonflies, butterflies and landscapes.

Since I live in the Delta area I am specialized in seabirds and coastal related species. Throughout the Autumn you can find me at the multiple excellent migration spots in the area, looking for migratory birds.

I started guiding tours in 2010, specifically seabirds and marine mammals trips in the Delta area and Engeland.

More of my photos on Marcel's website

Robert and I would like to thank you for a truly wonderful day out exploring the island we were staying on in Zeeland. Thank you too for meeting us at the hotel. You were really pleasant company, chatted to us about the Netherlands, the ecology, the plants growing and answered all our questions about everything we thought to ask. And we were very touched with our gift of Dutch shoes and butterscotch at the end. THANK YOU. We enjoyed meeting you.

Helen and Robert