The popular Dutch television programme, From Stock, visited Jachthaven Biesbosch this Spring to produce a stunning film publicising the transformation of the marina.
Presented by famous Dutch personality, singer and performer Marieke Westenenk, the film is due to be broadcast on Channel SBS6 on August 25th 2015. The programme brings to life the stunning location, facilities and activities that can be found around Jachthaven Biesbosch and in the Biesbosch National Park. Marieke also visits a number of businesses who operate at the marina and in the Biesbosch to gain a full picture of how families, sailors and businesses all make use of this unique landscape.
Watch an extract from the programme below and scroll down for the English translation transcript
"Today I am in the Netherlands town of Drimmelen, which is in North Brabant, close to the beautiful Biesbosch National Park. I am going to visit the Yacht Haven and the look at the various businesses around the marina. The sun is shining and the wind is blowing so it should be a great day to look around"
"Jachthaven Biesbosch is the biggest European inland marina with 1400 pontoon berths. Two years ago, the UK company Yacht Havens Group purchased the marina and have big plans to invest and transform the destination."
"The marina is located in the Biesbosch National Park which is a hugely popular location for watersports enthusiasts. The marina is also very central allowing you to go wherever you want to!"
"The marina owners, Yacht Havens Group, have big plans to transform the marina into a holiday destination. Boat owners can keep their boats in the marina all-year round whilst outdoor enthusiasts can use the marina grounds for camping and caravanning. Boats can also be hired from the marina to get everyone onto the water."
"One of the first noticeable investments is the new Splashpark and Adventure Playground. Children can play in the water and have fun climbing the apparatus, whilst adults can enjoy the new BBQ and picnic area."
"The next plan is to build a new nautical centre in the coming years. Marine businesses located at the marina have all expressed support for the new centre which will include information on the Biesbosch National Park and the Marina Reception."
"The marina also has a yacht broker on-site who will happily show you what they have to offer."