National Park the Biesbosch
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De Biesbosch National Park

De Biesbosch National Park is a unique freshwater delta comprising about 8,000 hectares of small rivers and streams. This nature reserve offers great opportunities for walking, cycling and even canoeing. Discover De Biesbosch!

  • Go sailing, cycling or walking to spot beavers, sea eagles and hundreds of types of birds.
  • Various rivers meet here to form a freshwater delta of no fewer than 8,000 hectares.
  • Book the Ecolodge and spend the night amidst gorgeous nature.
Baanhoekweg 53
3313LP Dordrecht

What is there to do at De Biesbosch?

National Park De Biesbosch is one of the few freshwater tidal areas in the world. It’s a fantastic place to walk, cycle or canoe through a labyrinth of rivers and creeks. It’s also very special for bird enthusiasts, due to the many kinds of waterfowl that forage there.

The most special animal in De Biesbosch is the beaver. At present, these rodents have already built over a hundred dams in the wetlands of De Biesbosch. On top of that, hundreds of different kinds of birds breed there, including about 20 couples of kingfishers. The wild-tailed eagle and osprey are permanent residents, too, and they are spotted in this area throughout the year. In short, De Biesbosch fully deserves to be called a water paradise.

Activities in De Biesbosch

Walking, sailing, canoeing, cycling, fishing, birdwatching, horse riding, swimming… You can do it all in National Park De Biesbosch. Guided excursions are organized year-round, including bird and beaver watching tours and guided hikes. Contact the visitors’ centers in Dordrecht and Werkendam to plan an activity or to obtain more information about De Biesbosch.

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More in the environment

If you wish to combine the peace of nature with the bustle of the city, you’ll find the oldest city of Holland, Dordrecht, a mere stone’s throw away. The windmills of Kinderdijk are also absolutely worth a visit.

Practical information

De Biesbosch has 2 visitors’ centers, which are:

Biesboschcentrum Dordrecht
Baanhoekweg 53, 3313 LP Dordrecht, tel: +31 (0)78 - 630 5353

Biesbosch MuseumEiland
Hilweg 2, 4251 MT Werkendam, tel: +31 (0183-5004 009

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