Biesbosch, a rhythm of the tides


Biesbosch, a rhythm of the tides

Water lovers and nature fans: explore this labyrinth of creeks and islands.

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The National Park De Biesbosch, located on the edge of North Brabant and South Holland, is a protected nature reserve with much to experience.

  • Spot a beaver or kingfisher on a trip in a canoe or electric boat.
  • National Park De Biesbosch is the largest freshwater tidal area in Europe.
  • Spend the night in De Biesbosch and wake up in the middle of nature.

This national park is an adventurous labyrinth of rivers, islands with willow forests and twisting creeks of crystal-clear water. You can walk there and cycle along the edges of the area, but the best way to experience the wet, rough nature of this swamp is by water, in a small boat or canoe. Silently paddling through the narrowest of creeks, ducking under low-hanging branches, experience nature from the water’s surface.

Birds and beavers

Kingfishers flit past, a harrier hunts the reeds, a cormorant dries its wings on a fallen log and with any luck an osprey or beaver might make an appearance too. In De Biesbosch, you are one with nature, attuned to the rhythm of the tides.

Experience De Biesbosch from the waters

Do you want to experience De Biesbosch from the water’s surface? Rent a rowing boat or electric boat or canoe from Biesboschcentrum Dordrecht or one of the other rental businesses. Or go on one of the many guided excursions that the visitors’ centers regularly organize.

Daily boat trips

Would you like to gain an impression of the gorgeous nature of National Park De Biesbosch in an hour? Then hop aboard the electric boat De Halve Maen or Sterling for a Hollandse Biesbosch Tour. These short boat trips are organised all year round at Biesboschcentrum Dordrecht.

Spending the night in de Biesbosch

Enjoy the peace, quiet and space of De Biesbosch. Waking up in the middle of nature is a unique experience. On top of that, it allows you to set off to explore this beautiful nature reserve right away. There are various options for spending the night in De Biesbosch.

Tip: go ‘glamping’ and spend the night in a safari tent.

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