National Park de Biesbosch offers a unique nature experience as one of the few freshwater tidal areas in Europe. This adventurous maze of rivers, water basins and willow forests is located 5 km from the centre of Dordrecht. The Nieuwe Merwede river crosses the nature reserve, so that part of the national park lies on the Eiland van Dordrecht and part in Noord-Brabant. Discover this rugged nature by whisper boat, canoe, sup or on foot. Spot the many birds, fish and maybe even a beaver!
If you are looking for more peace and quiet and greenery, the Biesbosch National Park offers a unique nature experience. In the Biesbosch, you will come across beautiful birds, such as the egret, the grebe, the kingfisher and the bluethroat. And maybe you will see one of the beavers that have built their fortress in the marshes.
Near Biesboschcentrum Dordrecht is a renovated BeverBos where you can discover how beavers live. A treasure hunt through the Beaver Woods is available at the Biesboschcentrum.
The centre has undergone a metamorphosis and from the moment you step inside you will be amazed. You will learn all about the five Biesbosch themes: water, plants, beavers, pilot whales and birds. The five themes each have their own route. By following these routes, you will discover more and more about the Biesbosch.
From the visitor centre, you can walk, cycle and sail. You can book round trips, walking, canoeing and sailing excursions or rent a canoe, whisper boat or sup.
If you want to visit the Biesbosch from Dordrecht, there are several ways to get there. The Dutch part of the Biesbosch lies along the edge of the Island of Dordrecht. From the centre you can drive by car within 15 minutes to the Biesbosch centre, where you can park. By bike it is half an hour or make a nice route through the Biesbosch. Did you know you can rent an (electric) bicycle at the VVV (tourist information office) where you can also buy beautiful cycling routes and cycling maps? Or take your bicycle on the Waterbus (stop Merwekade) and get off at the stop Hollandse Biesbosch. Bicycles can be taken free of charge! A wonderful trip on the water and then continue your journey by bike. The stop is near the Biesboschcentrum Dordrecht where you can find all the information about your visit to National Park the Biesbosch.
Have you not seen enough of the Biesbosch on the Island of Dordrecht? Then take the bicycle from Dordrecht and cross over to the Brabant part of the Biesbosch by ferry from the Kop van 't Land. There, follow a beautiful route and visit the Biesbosch Museum Island in Werkendam.