Welcome to Biesbosch National Park
Created when a large tract of polder land was submerged in the St Elizabeth flood of 1421, this 7100-hectare wetland is the largest freshwater tidal zone in Europe and one of the largest expanses of natural landscape in the Netherlands. Designated a national park in 1994, it is home to beavers (reintroduced to the Brabant area of the park in 1988) and deer, and is an important wetland area for waterfowl, especially migrating geese. Other birds seen here include the kingfisher, bluethroat, osprey and white-tailed eagle. Visit here to watch the wildlife, follow designated but often unpaved walking routes through attractive terrain and explore the large network of rivers, creeks and islands by canoe.