The Biesbosch MuseumEiland (museum island) is situated at the heart of this unique fresh water tidal area. The museum chronologically highlights the past, present and future of the Biesbosch. You will find out how man, after the great St. Elisabethsvloed (St. Elisabeth flood) of 1421, determined the looks of the current National Park the Biesbosch, by his actions. Outside, on the museum island you will find the “Biesbosch Beleving”; an outdoor scale model of 30 by 30 metres that shows how the rivers Rijn and Maas merge into the Biesbosch Delta. High and low tide are simulated in the model.
The building has an accessible visitor centre, free of charge, with overview maps of and information about the Biesbosch. Also the restaurant, with a terrace on the waterfront can be accessed free of charge.
Next to the museum you can find the Pannekoek, a pilot complex, some 8 hectares in size. This is the outdoor museum of the Biesbosch that is situated directly adjacent to the Biesbosch MuseumEiland. The Biesbosch MuseumEiland can be visited in combination with a cruise by electric boat. It is also a prefect starting point for hiking and biking through the Noordwaard.