2. Werkendam: Boat Cruise and Biesbosch Museum Entry Ticket
Explore one of the largest national parks in the Netherlands on a sightseeing cruise through the waterways of De Biesbosch National Park near Wekendam. Then, head to Biesbosch Museum Island to learn about the natural and cultural importance of the area. Board a whisper boat and set sail through the narrow creeks and trenches of the reserve. Discover some of the park's most beautiful spots, like the Benenden Petrus trench, and keep an eye out for local wildlife as you travel, including beavers, eagles, and deer. See how the Dutch fought battles against the water, constructing polders in an attempt to tame nature. And discover how flood protection was ultimately achieved through depolderisation, giving areas of wetland back to mother nature. After your cruise, make your way to Biesbosch Museum Island. Explore the past, present, and future of the park as you visit the museum's permanent exhibition. Find out how the freshwater tidal area came to be after the St. Elizabeth flood of 1421. If you're visiting with your little ones, make sure to check out the Biesbosch experience, a scale model of the area including polders, dykes, and streams. This fun and educational exhibit explores the region's hydrological features and importance. Finally, stop at the museum café to refuel with a light snack and a drink, or pop into the museum shop to browse books, souvenirs, and locally made products.