The Biesbosch National Park

Biesbosch - getijdengebied // biesbosch-nationaal park.jpg (162 K)The Biesbosch National Park is an extensive freshwater tidal area that is within easy and fast reach of Dordrecht. These unique wetlands arose after a natural disaster. In 1421, the St. Elisabeth flood inundated the land around Dordrecht. Due to the influence of high and low tides, in the centuries that followed a rugged natural area arose, with osier and reed beds and meandering creeks. The Hollandse Biesbosch, on the island of Dordrecht, is part of the National Park.

Holland's jungle
In the Biesbosch you can sail, walk, ride a bike, picnic and discover nature. The Biesbosch centre Dordrecht is the starting point for sailing and walking excursions. Would you like to take to the water on your own? You can rent rowing boats, canoes and electric whisper boats. A solar-energy-powered ferry sails between the Biesbosch centre and the Griendmuseumpad, where you can go for a relaxing nature walk. Navigating through the creeks you can imagine yourself in an adventurous Holland jungle!

More information:www.np-debiesbosch.nl

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