Twilight canoe trip

You can go on a canoe adventure with the expert leadership of a guide. Follow signs of beaver activity as the sun sets and spot beavers in the light of the rising moon. Or paddle through the delta streams at the break of dawn. It is just you on the water in your canoe with the rising mist and a quacking duck. Listen to the exuberant songs of the many species of birds. And that's not all!

Canoe trips are offered in spring and summer.

Nationaal Park NLDelta - Kanovaren bij schemerlicht - Biesbosch
Biesbosch - Kanovaren bij schemerlicht
Photo: Sjoerd Bracke en Cuno de Bruin

Not afraid of getting wet?

Those who would like to see the most amazing parts of the Biesbosch opt for a canoe! A local guide shows you the way through narrow streams in the morning sun, at twilight or under a full moon. A unique experience with one-of-a-kind encounters. 

For experienced paddlers, there is a tour in one-person canoes of the Jongeneele Ruigt nature development zone in the northern part of the Hollandse Biesbosch. A paradise for water birds, so remember to bring your binoculars!

Nationaal Park NLDelta - Wikkelhouse

Spend the night in a cardboard cottage

Early in the morning as the mist rises from the water, or late in the afternoon as the sun starts sinking behind the trees: the best times for canoeing are not always the most practical in terms of logistics. Solve this problem by spending the night in a cardboard cottage on the edge of the Biesbosch in the Wikkelhouse and get the full experience.

Animal lovers and the Biesbosch

The Biesbosch is Europe's largest freshwater tidal area. It is a river delta where the tide has free play. An adventurous and dynamic nature reserve consisting of a maze of rivers, islands with willow groves and winding streams. There is always something to experience!

The beaver is not the only star of the show. Fox, roe deer, pine marten, hare and tundra vole feel at home here, too. Many notable birds, including the bluethroat and common kingfisher, frequently show themselves and even the osprey and white-tailed fish eagle have discovered this wonderful habitat. It is a truly remarkable experience to observe these two unusual birds of prey, each with a wingspan of about two metres, flying or hunting.

Kanovaren bij schemerlicht