Special accommodations in NLDelta
The landscapes in NLDelta National Park are so varied that you probably won’t be able to see them all in a single day. That is why one or more overnight stays nearby are recommended, so pick a special accommodation in or near nature and make your excursion even more memorable. We have selected a number of original accommodations at this international crossroads for special (migratory) fish and birds, allowing you to admire the beauty of it all at your own pace. A perfect combination with a day trip to Dordrecht or Rotterdam, too.
Sleep like a royal at Loevestein Castle
Loevestein Castle is situated within fortified walls overlooking a little alley with soldier’s houses, an imposing chestnut tree, and a majestic view of the castle. Travel back in time and spend the night at the Commander’s residence or Soldier’s Cottage. After a good night’s sleep, enjoy a delicious breakfast with organic regional produce.
Once you’ve regained your energy, you could explore the castle and its museum but because Loevestein is located on the floodplains of the Meuse and Waal rivers, a nature trip should definitely be on your list. Nature rules this water-rich area, making for a high plant and animal diversity in a stunning riverine landscape. It is the perfect place to explore on foot, by bicycle or by boat. Perhaps you’ll even see a Rode Geus cow or a herd of Konik horses!
Experience the Biesbosch at Stayokay Hostel Dordrecht
Because the Stayokay hotel is situated on the edge of the Biesbosch National Park, it is easy to merge a sustainable overnight stay with nature. One example is the Wikkelhouse, which is made from recycled cardboard and allows you to escape the bustle of the city. Two kilometers away is the Ecolodge, a floating hotel room surrounded by the Biesbosch. The floor-to-ceiling windows offer up a stunning view of the water and meadows.
Apart from these extraordinary accommodations, there are plenty of things to do nearby. Tantalize your senses at the beehives and try the honey produced by bees, rent a canoe or electric boat at the nearby Biesboschcentrum Dordrecht and go on an adventure in the Biesbosch, or explore the city and discover what Dordrecht or Rotterdam has to offer.
Villa Augustus, your home away from home
we highly recommend this former water tower in Dordrecht. Every room is unique and yet feels like you are coming home. The building is surrounded by a beautiful (kitchen) garden where produce is grown for the restaurant and markt.
As a nature lover, you can enjoy the view of the Wantij and kitchen garden or opt for the garden room that gives directly into the lush garden. If you love the city, book the Lantarenkamer at the top of the tower with its beautiful panoramic view of Dordrecht. It is just a 15-minute walk to the city center.
Apart from spending the night, Villa Augustus also boasts a restaurant in the middle of the kitchen garden, which serves seasonal dishes prepared with organic produce.
Recharge at Herberg Tiengemeten
The thatched roof of this inn hides six beautiful double bedrooms equipped with every modern amenity and a view of the beautiful nature island of Tiengemeten. If you would rather enjoy nature during a pitch-black night or birdsong in the twilight, pitch your tent on the neighboring camping ground.
Tiengemeten boasts an oasis of water-rich delta nature, which takes you away from the city. Meet the robust grazing cattle, swampy reed beds, thousands of water birds, centuries-old orchards, and if you are lucky, the beavers. There are plenty of cultural activities as well, with the Rien Poortvliet Museum and Tiengemeten Agricultural Museum and more. There is something to do for everyone!
Spending the night surrounded by veggies and fruit at Glamping de KasInn
On the edge of the Biesbosch, in the village of Hank in the province of Brabant, you will find a large 60m2 greenhouse. In the past it was used to grow flowers, vegetables and fruits but these days it is a luxury guest accommodation. The glazed walls make for a stunning view of the surrounding fields and landscape of Brabant. It’s like spending the night outdoors while still being warm and cozy.
After enjoying a massage shower under a star-studded sky and a wonderfully comfortable night, you could rent a boat at the Vissershang (harbor of Hank), but the city and several attraction parks are within easy reach.
Are you holidaying with your entire family? All these original accommodations are perfectly suited for young and old.