Deep in the heart of National Park De Biesbosch you can find the Biesbosch Museum Island.
After an extensive renovation that lasted nine months, the spectacular new Visitors Centre has opened its doors.
The Biesbosch and the local environment play an important part of the Netherland's cultural history. The Biesbosch arose after the St. Elisabeth Flood of 1421 and the museum demonstrates how early civilisations worked to cultivate the land. Since the mid-1900s, this culture disappeared and nature was given free reign over the wetlands. In building the museum, tidal flows were altered in order to allow the Noordwaard wetlands to drain free and allow nature to return to the National Park.
The freshwater area in the middle of the Biesbosch makes this location truly unique with the museum situated on the edge of the Island. The island's wetlands are accessible by electric boat trips from the museum or on-foot with hiking routes navigating through the natural environment.
The museum's garden roofs are embedded into the environment providing great views over the surroundings. The museum allows a modern, environmentally-friendly location for see the past, present and future of the Biesbosch
For more information, visit the Biesbosch Museum Island website.