Geitenboerderij Ridammerhoeve is a slice of green amidst the concrete jungle of Amstelveen. Ridammerhoeve Geiterboerderij, or Ridammerhoeve Goat Farm is a full-spectrum farm right in the middle of the Central Park of Amstelveen. The plays comes abuzz on weekends when kids accompanied by their parents visit the place to closely study how goats and other livestock are bred and raised.
The goats share their habitat with chickens, cows, pigs and horses. All in all, it’s a vast pastureland that warmly welcomes hundreds and thousands of nature and animal lovers every day. Anyone who wants to break free from the rustle-bustle of city life and lead a pastoral lifestyle for at least a couple of hours can visit this place.
Interesting Things To See And Do
Though Geitenboerderij Ridammerhoeve is often promoted as a place for kids’ infotainment, the goat firm is much liked by people of all ages. This is where you can find nearly all types of dairy products, fresh and right out of the farm. Everything that can be processed from goat milk can be found here.
Kids, who are habitual explorers, will have a gala time feeding or milking the goats. While your little one is busy feeding or milking a goat, you can just sit back and enjoy a sip of smoking hot cappuccino and sandwich with goat cheese meringue on top of it. Dairy products, as it is obvious,
A Place For Family And Social Events
Geitenboerderij Ridammerhoeve is an excellent place for organizing small and big family and social events etc. Have a family get-together or celebrate your little one’s birthday against a pastoral background and try to ‘befriend’ freely roaming goats, cows and other farm animals. The farm has all the necessary arrangements for family events and you can opt for the ‘optional extras’ to enjoy a nice time with your family and friends.
A Shangri-La For The Bon Vivant
Though a farmland by nature or purpose, Ridammerhoeve Goat Farm has also earned high accolades from Amsterdam foodies who want to have fresh foods instead of packaged dairy products sold at leading departmental chains. You can either take goat milk products to your home or savor your taste buds right on the spot. There is a self-service food counter that offers a rich plethora of dairy products. You can get everything from yummy cheese to lip-smacking butter, from milk to eggs in this store. If you are an ice-cream lover, you can get an ice-cream made of goat milk in the weekly farmer’s market. You can also find a host of Italian imports sharing space with their Dutch counterparts.
A Place For Educational Excursion
If you are willing to give your class a refreshing visit to a place where the tiny tots can learn something through fun, Ridammerhoeve Goat Farm is the absolute perfect place to visit. Children can learn things hands-on and go back home with a decent knowledge of dairy system, livestock and animal food habits. The first lesson of biology can start right here. You just need to spend € 4 per child.
Geitenboerderij Ridammerhoeve is open from Wednesday through Monday every week from 10 am to 5 pm (the farm remains closed on Tuesdays). Admission is free for everyone, children or adults.
How to Get there
The exact address of Geitenboerderij Ridammerhoeve is Nieuwe Meerlaan 4, 1182 DB Amstelveen. You can take Bus 186 or 187 (from the Amsterdam Bus Station or the Amsterdam-Zuid railway station and get down at Nieuwe Meerlaan/Geitenboerderij bus stop.