The expansive area of the Biesbosch National Park includes creeks, wetlands, waterways and rivers covering over 35sq/miles. The stunning national park has an abundance of flora and fauna where beavers and sea eagles are known to reside.
The Biesbosch is a haven for visitors from the Netherlands and overseas with the waterways offering quiet, peaceful sailing for keen boaters.
Anchorages and moorings are plentiful throughout the rivers and creeks allowing boaters to explore and discover the Biesbosch at their own pace.
Trails running through the forests allow for easy exploration ashore where you'll discover a wide range of flora and fauna including a vast array of birds. Sea Eagles, Ospreys, singing Bluethroats and Kingfishers are just some of the rare birds known to nest in the Biesbosch which is an internationally recognised 'Wetland', a special area for breeding and migratory birds.
In the 1990s, the beaver was newly introduced to the area. The beavers have started to feel more and more at home in this unspoilt terrain and their population is still expanding. This is one of only a few examples of delta basin areas in Europe.
In the Biesbosch Visitor Centre, located at Jachthaven Biesbosch, you'll find exhibitions and videos detailing the flora and fauna and the Biesbosch's history. Guided boat and walking tours of the Biesbosch are also available from the visitor centre. For more information, visit www.staatsbosbeheer.nl and www.biesbosch.org.