Visiting Dordrecht

BiesboschNational Park

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!

Peace and quiet in the Biesbosch

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.

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The central point is the Biesboschcentrum Dordrecht

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.

Discover the Biesbosch Centre

How to get to the Biesbosch?

Als je vanuit Dordrecht de Biesbosch wil bezoeken zijn er meerdere mogelijkheden om er te komen. Het Hollandse deel van de Biesbosch ligt langs de rand van het Eiland van Dordrecht. Vanuit het centrum rijd je met de auto binnen 15 minuten naar het Biesboschcentrum, waar je kunt parkeren. In de zomer rijdt de beverBuzz vanaf Dordrecht CS naar het Biesboschcentrum. Per fiets is het een half uurtje fietsen of maak er een mooie route van door de Biesbosch. Wist je dat je een (elektrische) fiets kunt huren bij VVV en daar ook prachtige fietsroutes en fietskaarten kunt kopen? Of neem je fiets mee op de Waterbus (halte Merwekade) en stap uit bij de halte Hollandse Biesbosch. Fietsen mogen gratis mee! Een heerlijke tocht over het water en dan zelf je weg vervolgen met de fiets. De halte ligt vlakbij het Biesboschcentrum Dordrecht waar je alle informatie over je bezoek aan Nationaal Park de Biesbosch kunt vinden.

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Crossing over to the Brabant part

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.

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Explorethe Biesbosch by boat

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Biesbosch National Park
Team outings

DRIJF Cruises

Big Apple jetty
Attractions
Canal tour company
Boat rental
Children's parties
Biesbosch National Park

Biesboschcentrum Dordrecht

Baanhoekweg 53
Boat rental
Biesbosch National Park

Boat rental Dordrecht

Baanhoekweg 1b
Team outings

With a group

Spuiboulevard 99
BBQ boat dordrecht
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Water

BBQ boat Dordrecht

01 February 2021
Canal tour company

Zalmdrijver DD Cornelis

Wijnhaven
Canal tour company
Children's parties
Team outings

Si Barone

Voorstraat 237

Cycling and walking in the Biesbosch

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Falk/SBB Map of National Park De Biesbosch

Map of De Biesbosch National Park with walking routes and all cycle junctions.
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Hiking Guide Hollandse Biesbosch

Hiking guide with 6 walks through the Dutch Biesbosch.
2,50
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Biesbosch regional trail

Hiking Guide Regional Trail 18 (169 kilometers).
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Cycle route

VVV Cycle Route Island of Dordrecht & Biesbosch

6 Locations
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Nature walk

New Merwede nature trail and Tongplaat footpath

4 Locations
Cycling - Dordrecht - junctions
Cycle route

VVV bicycle route Dordrecht-Kinderdijk-Biesbosch

6 Locations
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ANWB walking region map Eiland van Dordrecht and Biesbosch

Walking map of the Island of Dordrecht and the Biesbosch.
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Huiswaard - ramblers - Biesbosch National Park
Blogs
Nature
Hiking

Take a brisk winter walk

Feb. 21, 2024

Adventure in the Biesbosch

Miniature dordt vlogs on the road 4 sailing and windsurfing
Nature
Water
Videos
Vlogs

Dordt vlogs: On the road #4

Aug. 03, 2023
Miniature Dordt vlogs on the road 2 Wakesurfing and cycling
Bikes
Discover
Water
Videos
Vlogs

Dordt vlogs: On the road #2

June 22, 2023
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Blogs
Discover
Water

SUP and canoe rental DRIJF at hotspot Stayokay

04 May 2021
Dordt Vlogt | e-chopper inner city & Biesbosch
Bikes
Nature
Discover
Vlogs

Cruising through Dordrecht

23 April 2021
Klimbos Biesbosch Dordrecht
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Do

Float over the beavers in the Klimbos

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Skating routes

Skating route - 20 km

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Ecolodge Zuileshoeve Biesbosch Dordrecht
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Overnight stay

Naturally dreaming away in the Ecolodge

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Biesboschcentrum Dordrecht
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Culture
Kids
Nature
Water

Renewed Biesbosch Centre

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Huiswaard - ramblers - Biesbosch National Park
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Nature
Hiking

Tie your laces and discover nature

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More tips for your stay in the Biesbosch

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With Kids
Restaurants outside the centre
Terrace
Biesbosch National Park
Motorhome sites
Campsites
Hotels
Bike rental
E-Bike charging station
Meeting venues

Stayokay Dordrecht

Baanhoekweg 25
Restaurants outside the centre
Lunch
Terrace
Biesbosch National Park
Bed & Breakfasts
Special locations
Meeting venues

The Zuileshoeve

Merwelanden 39
Biesbosch National Park
Special locations
Holiday cottages

Houseboats

Baanhoekweg 1b
Attractions
Children's parties
Biesbosch National Park

Mercury Observatory

Baanhoekweg 75
Room hire & Party venues
Attractions
Children's parties
Biesbosch National Park
Sports venues
Team outings

Ski centre Drechtsteden & Dordtsche Almhütte

Vogelaarsweg 1
Biesbosch National Park
Playgrounds

Speelbos De Elzen

Oude Veerweg
Biesbosch National Park
Outdoor venues

"Nieuwe Dordtse Biesbosch"

Noorder Elsweg
Attractions
Children's parties
Biesbosch National Park
Team outings

Klimbos

Baanhoekweg 53