Inspiring audio routes through the Biesbosch
Would you like to discover the Biesbosch on a bicycle, seen through the eyes of painters of the past and photographers of today? Download the ‘Meesterwerk Nederlands Landschap’ app with unique cycle routes, including the National Park NLDelta audio route. This audio tour consists of two itineraries through the Biesbosch, a 25 and a 30 km route, that clearly showcase the beauty of this unique landscape as perceived by past and present artists.
The whole year through
This cycle route leads to the tip of the Deeneplaat with a view of Hollandsch Diep, and then back through the Noordwaard via the wet flood detention basins to the MuseumEiland. The 30 km itinerary follows existing cycling junctions, covering the stretch to the Deeneplaat twice. You won’t mind because it is indescribably beautiful. Discover the Biesbosch in Brabant through the eyes of Aelbert Cuyp, Tollens, Thomas van Heck and Willem Maris and several classic and modern photographers.
This route takes you to the land that has changed again and again through the years. Past dikes and creeks, sandbanks and ponds to the beautiful city of Dordrecht, via the ferry to Kop van ’t Land, past Dubbeldam to the quay, along the Merwede river and back over de dike along the Wantij. The 25 km route follows the bike junctions and allows you to discover the Island and City of Dordrecht through the eyes of Aelbert Cuyp, Van Strij, Aert Schouman and past and present photographers.
Both routes start at the Biesbosch Museumeiland.
At this museum, you will experience how mankind has been dealing with the challenges and opportunities of the water for centuries now. There is a permanent and changing collection of art, as well as an outdoor museum called de Pannekoek, where nature and culture meet.
NLDelta tells a typically Dutch story of living below sea level, protecting the land from the water and using the water to our benefit – a story that is more than 600 years old. The park surprises again and again, with its natural diversity of landscapes that change in a matter of kilometers, and the combination of nature, urbanized areas, culture, and history.
The National Park NLDelta audio route is one of the seven routes in the series Meesterwerk Nederlands Landschap, developed for the theme year Ode to the Landscape in 2021. A year in which extra attention is devoted to Dutch national parks. These extraordinary cycle routes let you explore the past, present and future of the parks. You can download the app from the Google Play Store or App Store.