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De Vreugdehoeve

De Vreugdehoeve is an organic dairy farm with about 500 sheep, just outside Zwolle in the Vreugderijkerwaard. It's a family business where serenity, nature, animal welfare and experience for young and old are key. The farm had to 'literally' give way to the river which needs more space to provide safety at high tide. Therefore De Vreugdehoeve had to start a completely new company in October 2012. This also gave the opportunity to develop numerous new activities in addition to improving and expanding their products.‎ 

‎The new building is completely transparent, allowing guests to watch through the windows while staff is making cheese and ice cream. The sheep can also be viewed through windows. The sheep they have on their farm are of the breed Frisian milk sheep and belong to the endangered rare breeds. These sheep used to be mostly found along the coast. They produce most of the milk among the sheep. They are slender animals with a thin, hairless tail.