Pet a goat


Behind the Catharina Hoeve lies an animal pasture that has been a familiar sight to visitors of the Zaanse Schans for years. Goats, chickens, turkeys and sheep all merrily trot, scurry and graze in the animal pasture.


Children, in particular, enjoy the animals, for whom a trip to the Zaanse Schans is incomplete without a stop at the animal pasture. Even our foreign guests seem to find the animal pasture a relaxing intermezzo between other activities, and a very approachable way of getting acquainted with Dutch farm animals. The animal pasture also provides visitors with a beautiful view of the windmills and the expansive Zaan peat fields.

Our farms are situated

close to Amsterdam and

open daily.

Visit our farms free
of charge. On-site
parking available.