Petting Farm: Experience the Animals of a Dutch Farm

  • Goats at Dutch Village's petting farm in Holland Michigan
  • Dutch Village Petting Farm Girl with Rabbit
  • A friendly llama at Nelis' Dutch Village Petting zoo in Holland Michigan
  • "Our two-year-old granddaughter loved the barn and animals and even became an honorary dutch dancer!"

    - Lori from Newark, Ohio
  • Terrible fire on June 9th, 2022.

    Shortly after midnight on June 9th, we suffered a devastating fire to our Frisian Barn. It was a complete loss. After the park being closed a week to clean the site, we re-opened the theme park with temporary structures, and brought back many of the animals. However, it will be later in the summer of 2023 before we complete the rebuild our Frisian Barn, so we are again operating with a temporary structure and a limited number of animals for the beginning of the 2023 season. We believe we are still delivering an enjoyable experience, and we appreciate your understanding through this challenging process.

    Traditional Farm Animals at Dutch Village's Petting Farm

    Farming and animals are an integral part of people's recent history and also Dutch heritage. At Dutch Village's de Kinderboerderij, you can enjoy spending some personal time with some of your favorite farm animals. The farm has many activities for you to try.

    Dutch Village Goat Walking

    Playtime with a Goat

    Our goats are friendly and love to bounce about. Goats have unique personalities. You and your family will remember the interactions with our furry farm animals.

    Pet a Bunny

    Who doesn't love a soft, furry bunny? At Dutch Village, you can spend some quality time with one of our many rabbits.

    Young goats at Nelis' Dutch Village Michigan

    Feed the Goats

    Throughout the day, you can help us feed our famous goats to keep them from eating the tulips!

    Visit with the baby Cow

    Learn about some of the most important farm animals in the United States and see them up close and personal.

    Get Up Close with a Llama

    Llamas are a domesticated South American herd animal. They are very social and friendly. You can say hello to Sage the llama and get a selfie with her at Nelis' Dutch Village.

    Dutch Village Holland Piglet at Petting Farm

    Beautiful Prize Chicken Breeds

    Chicken come in many different breeds often with remarkable plummage of feathers. Dutch Village has a wide variety of breeds on display in our chicken coop. You can watch them and even help with feeding.

    Please know that we operate our petting farm with respect to the health and care of our animals. There are no additional charges for the activities in the petting farm unless you choose to feed an animal. Animals may not always be available for walking or feeding based on their needs.

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    Is Dutch Village pet friendly?

    Yes, well-behaved dogs are permitted inside Dutch Village, but we ask that you keep them on a leash and clean up after them. They are not permitted in the cafe, food shops or near the petting farm. Please remember that goats may be walking within the park.

    Are there volunteer opportunities at Dutch Village?

    Are you interested in working with animals? We do have volunteer opportunities in our farm for kids, ages 12+. You'll get the chance to help care for the animals at the Village.

    If you're interested in this exciting opportunity, download and fill out the Volunteer Application below.

    Volunteer Application