Biesbosch Museum Island
After an eight-month renovation, the Biesbosch Museum reopened to the public this summer. The museum has been completely transformed and extended with a new wing that opens to its beautiful surroundings and houses a restaurant and temporary exhibition space for contemporary art. The permanent exhibition, that explains the historical development of the region, has also been totally revamped. A large water model of the Biesbosch and a freshwater tidal park are planned on the Museum Island. The building, the interior, the water model and the freshwater tidal park were designed by Studio Marco Vermeulen. The exhibition was designed by Studio Joyce Langezaal. Water safety was the key reason for the development of the Biesbosch Museum Island. As part of a national water safety programme, the 4450-hectare Noordwaard polder has been turned into a water-retention area. Outlets on either side of the Biesbosch Museum were dug to create a new island.