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“Fantastic visit to this National Park De Biesbosch”
Review of Biesbosch Museum

Biesbosch Museum
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: As one of the last extensive freshwater tidal wetlands in Northwestern Europe, De Biesbosch National Park is a haven for nature enthusiasts. Created following the St. Elizabeth flood of 1421, this marshland serves as a source of inspiration for many a photographer, birdwatcher, holidaymaker, artist and cultural institution. The Biesbosch MuseumEiland charts the past, the present and the future of the area, and places special emphasis on how man has helped to shape and make use of the area. And all in an award-winning building... In and around the museum After a spot of fish and sea-eagle spotting, and a boat ride or stroll amongst the beavers and castles, the museum is the perfect place to stop off for a coffee. It's "a surprisingly varied location" according to one visitor. The Biesbosch experience, a scale model of the area including polders, dykes and streams, provides children with a fun an educational exploration of the region's hydrological features and importance. A 45-minute demonstration will show you how the area's water level goes from extremely low to extremely high and back. "A fantastic building, perfectly fitting for the environment" The museum was opened in 1994 and extended in 2001. The building features a green roof on which grass flourishes and provides sustainable insulation. The building has been nominated for the award of Building of the Year 2016 by the renowned ArchDaily and has received two awards at the Architizer Awards 2016, including the public prize. Discover Dutch resourcefulness Just a stone's throw from the attractive city of Dordrecht, you can discover the typical Dutch approach to water, a place where battles against the water have been fought, polders constructed and where man has tamed nature. And a place where flood protection has been achieved by depolderisation, to give areas of wetland back to mother nature. Come and experience how man and nature can work together.
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Visited the Museumeiland and took a boat tour to see the wildlife on the little waterways. Saw lots of migratory birds, beaver lodge, and near the Museumeiland we sw (from a distance) the first confirmed breeding osprey nest in the Netherlands. The museum shows the history of the area when it was all for growing reeds for thatch. Now the water has been let in and it's a nature park. Superb. And the cafe is good too! There is not much English in the displays, but there is a little English booklet which is good; probably not many English speaking people go there.

Thank Aberystwyth4
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Reviewed 6 January 2017

This is called "Biesbosch Museumeiland" because there are 3 musea from the Bisbosch.
Thsi one is very new and interesting. See the movie (10') and you will understand the whole museum.

Thank GeDa_12
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Reviewed 22 August 2016

Nice museum which teaches visitors about the history of the Biesbosch. The building is pretting impressive, as is the exhibition. Good cafe with sandwiches or soup if you're hungry. After visiting the museum you can explore the Biesbosch by water or take a walk. Lots of different animals can be seen in this area, so it's great for nature lovers.

1  Thank Marno S
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Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

We got a magazine in English which explained in big lines what each section of the museum was about.
The museum is nice and the way the information is presented is good; unfortunately there were no English explanations

1  Thank Dana C
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Reviewed 24 June 2016

It wasn't breath-taking, but it was good. A small simple museum documenting the various flora and fauna in the Biesbosch. Be sure to rent a canoe to experience it yourself!

It may be a little difficult to get there as the bus running there only comes on demand. Do call the Dordrecht bus terminal to inquire before making your way down.

Thank Joel W
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