Biesbosch Museum Werkendam
In the Second World War the Germans could not control the Biesbosch as a result of its inaccessibility. Therefore the Biesbosh was an ideal hide-out during the Second World War. In the last year of the war even groups of German soldiers were captured and kept in captivity in the Biesbosch.
When the south of the country is liberated in the last months of 1944 the area north of the Amer river, including the Biesbosch, is still occupied by the Germans. The Dutch resistance then starts crossings between the occupied and liberated part of the country.
The Biesbosch Museum Werkendam shows the history of the Biesbosch during the Second World War by means of a diorama, a display concerning the war in the air above the Biesbosch and two display cases about the resistance in the Biesbosch.
For current visiting hours, please visit the website of the museum.
- Text: G. Nuiten & Barry van Veen
- Photos: Barry van Veen
Address and contactinformation
- Hilweg 2
- +31 0183 - 504009
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Point of interest
- War Memorial Hooge Zwaluwe
- War Memorial Geertruidenberg
- Memorial Crash Major Charles Vernon Thornton
- Dutch War Graves Hardinxveld-Giessendam
- Graves Civil Victims Zevenbergschen Hoek
- Dutch War Grave Lage Zwaluwe (R.C. Churchyard)