This day we decided we didn't want to go too far from the city, and that we wanted a break from constant dog love. lolol. So we decided on Amsterdamse Bos. It's a huge park within Amsterdam's city limits. There's Scottish Highlander Cattle, a Goat Farm, the "Bosbaan" which is a huge rowing course created in the 30's, camping, swimming, theater, nude area, etc. etc. etc. And it's all within a 15 minute cycle from our house.
Here's the Bosbaan. We stopped here to have a quick sandwich and a drink at a small cafe overlooking the area.
First stop: Goat farm!! or Geitenboerderij Ridammerhoeve . On this organic farm there are goats, chickens, cows, pigs, a horse and a pony. In the cellar they make cheese, yoghurt, buttermilk, butter, fresh cheese and even ice cream from goatmilk. I was really impressed by this place. All of the goats had really cool pens with lots of things to climb on and fresh hay to eat. They were all SUPER friendly! And the baby goat pen was even more amazing. It was set up to where kids could go buy some milk from the shop for them and feed them, or you could put a coin in and rent a brush to brush them. Everything was very interactive. The same play areas that the baby goats had, kids could also go play on them. There were bridges going out to a playground that was all fenced in so baby goats and children could all play together! Super rad. AND it was free!
Then we had to explore to try and find the Scottish Highlander cattle. There's two specific areas that you can enter in the park to view them. The areas are quite large though so you have to do a bit of exploring to find them. Poor babies. It was so hot and they were all covered in flies. The area they are kept in is soooo beautiful though. It's all surrounded by canals, and it has open fields and also dense forest area. They seemed very sweet but on the signs it says to stay at least 25km away from them. (Because, ya know, large animals and stuff).
I'm definitely in need of going back here and shooting some nude in nature work.