Biesbosch Center - Hiking Griendmuseumpad 1
Inspiration & tips

Nature is in bloom: get out into the greenery!

Now that spring is here again, it is easy to notice that nature is awakening. There are flowers everywhere, the weather is improving and with it the greenery around us.

Get out into nature to discover the best spots in the area!

Spring at Weizigt with the kids

Are you coming to Weizigt with the kids this spring? Visit the animals in the City Farm, walk through the beautiful garden or visit the Climate Greenhouse. There are also all kinds of fun activities at Weizigt this spring. How about the Spring Market on Wednesday afternoon, April 17? Besides a market with stalls and information stands, children can do crafts, get their faces painted and there are old Dutch games. Also fun: the Water Games on Wednesday afternoon, May 1. Everywhere on the grounds you can have fun with activities. Board Academy will host a supping workshop and visitors can take to the water around the Aquarama on their boards. Feeling thirsty? Dietician Najara will show you how to flavor your water with fruit and herbs. Play shop Pip & Zo brings water games. At Koetshuis Weizigt there is a stall where you can pick up a Water Do-Card. A little further down the Weizigt agenda is the Sheep Shearing Festival on Wednesday afternoon, June 5. A special attraction!

Sustainability Center Weizigt, Van Baerleplantsoen 30
Weizigt - Water Games

Exploring the Biesbosch

The start of the season at the Biesbosch Center officially began last weekend. It is, of course, great hiking in the nature of the Biesbosch. From routes that lead you along paved paths to strolling through rugged nature trails. The landscape is very varied with primeval Dutch polders, willow forests, reeds, wetlands and meadows full of birds. Around the Biesboschcentrum you can enjoy marked walks. Starting now, it is also possible again to sail with the Zonnepont to the Griendmuseumpad, a beautiful nature trail with a rich cultural history. Prefer to sail? Then rent a canoe, whisper boat or SUP.

Biesboschcentrum Dordrecht, Baanhoekweg 53
Biesbosch Center - Season Opening - Free with the Solar Ferry

Biking into nature: New Dordtse Biesbosch

Have you already discovered the New Dordtse Biesbosch? This is a nature and recreation area close to the city! You can enjoy cycling there. There are two different bicycle routes, which teach you about the interesting history of the island, for example. This tour goes past special places and sights in the area that was just agricultural land until 2017. Would you like to determine your own route in the Nieuwe Dordtse Biesbosch? That is of course also possible ! The New Dordtse Biesbosch brings recreation and green closer to the city and you will discover it yourself by bike.

New Dordtse Biesbosch, Noorder Elsweg
New Dordtse Biesbosch cycling family nature Dordrecht

Tip: Play forest the Alder

Another insider tip: play forest De Elzen is also definitely worth a visit. Children can have a blast scrambling through the tubes, over the hills and splashing around with the water pump. The raft is also popular. When the weather gets warmer, it's a great place to cool off. But of course it is also fine to take a seat on one of the picnic benches and quietly enjoy the beautiful wooded surroundings of De Elzen.

Play forest the Alder, Oude Veerweg


De Elzen Biesbosch play forest children Dordrecht
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