Unique freshwater Delta

The Biesbosch National Park is a nature conservation area and the largest fresh water tidal zone in Europe.
This means, for example, that you will find many streams and willow swamps there.
With tall, luxuriant willow forests, the area looks just like a jungle! 

What to do

Full blog: information about the National Park

You’ve been itching to get out into nature and now have the perfect opportunity for an adventure. Pack your bags because you’re headed to De Biesbosch Nationaal Park. Extended blog by Levi Bom for ABOUTNL

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Cultural history

In the wake of the devastating Saint Elizabeth Flood of 1421, a wetland region of small islands emerged.

Practical information

Dogs on a lead are welcome in most places in the Biesbosch. In certain areas they are not allowed and there are signs to warn you of this. These measures are necessary to protect the countryside and so as not to disturb the birdlife, other animals and the enjoyment of other visitors.

The Biesbosch National Park is a delightful area in which to spend a weekend or short break and get to know the surroundings. There are options aplenty: you can stay in a cosy B&B with distant views, in a tent in ‘the wilderness’, or on your own boat close to the beavers.

Disabled visitors 
If you are less mobile or get around in a wheelchair, you can still see many of the attractions in the Biesbosch. You can find information about disabled access at visitor centres. The ‘Ohsostill’ tour boat from the Biesbosch MuseumEiland in Werkendam is accessible for disabled persons and has a lift and space for four wheelchairs.

Rules and regulations
To protect its natural beauty and to make sure that everyone can enjoy the Biesbosch, the national park applies a number of rules. For example, you can only moor boats at designated jetties, mooring posts and play areas. Thinking of camping? You can only do so in designated areas. Wild camping is not allowed. Campfires are not permitted and barbecues must be at least 40 cm above the ground. Take waste with you or leave it in one of the waste bins throughout the park. The Biesbosch is officially designated as a ‘quiet area’ and we would ask you to respect this at all times. In this way, all visitors can get the best enjoyment from the Biesbosch

Visitor Centres

The Region

Plan your trip

You can start exploring the Biesbosch at one of the two Biesbosch Visitor Centres in Dordrecht or Werkendam. At the Biesbosch Visitor Centres you can all the information you need for your adventure in the Biesbosch. Discover the most beautiful spots and the many possibilities of the Biesbosch via hiking trips, cycling routes, per boat or with canoes.


  • From A15 – exit 23 or A16 exit 20, N3 (Randweg) then exit Hollandse Biesbosch for Biesboschcentrum Dordrecht or exit Werkendam for Biesbosch MuseumEiland (via ferry)
  • From A27 – exit 23 (Werkendam). Follow signs Werkendam, Biesbosch to Biesbosch MuseumEiland or ferry to Biesboschcentrum Dordrecht