Petting Zoo 'De Goudse Hofsteden': a nice day out for the whole family!

Feeding the geese, hugging a goat, playing in a natural environment or discovering new plants in the vegetable garden – it's possible! Petting Zoo 'De Goudse Hofsteden' is a perfect day out for the whole family.

Animals, playground and many seasonal activities

At our petting zoo you can meet many animals, such as ponies, donkeys, goats, rabbits, guinea pigs and chickens. The children can enjoy themselves in the spacious playground while you watch over them quietly from one of the benches. The vegetable garden and the beehives are definitely worth a stroll.

In the attractive old farmhouse you can treat yourself to a nice cup of coffee, ice-cream or some other snack. The vegetables from the garden and a selection of authentic products from the Gouda-area are on sale here too. The petting zoo organizes a lot of seasonal activities: please check our calendar.

Opening hours

We welcome you:

  • April-September: from Tuesday to Sunday from 10h to 17h; on Monday from 13h to 17h.
  • October-March: from Tuesday to Sunday from 10h to 16.30h; closed on Mondays.
  • In school vacations the farm is open on Mondays from 10h on.
  • The farm is closed on 25 December and 1 January.

Entrance is free

The petting zoo is entirely dependent on subsidy and gifts. Therefore, your voluntary contribution in our box for tips will be much appreciated!

No-smoking area

The children’s farm is a no-smoking area. Smoking is prohibited on all grounds, indoors and outdoors. This includes the e-cigarette. By banning smoking from our premises, we can offer the children a safe and healthy environment to play and learn, without giving them a bad example. We are striving for a smoke-free generation!