In different areas throughout the Netherlands there are cows going outside for first time in 2016. Mid-March a farmer in Flevoland was the first to let out his dairy cows in the green pastures. Living in The Hague and being a big fan of the dairy and cheese farms in Leiden area, I searched for a chance to see the cow dance in my neighbourhood.
Cowdance, in Dutch called koeiendans is the frolic jumping, twirling and running of cows let out in the meadows for the first time in spring. Last weekend I saw the cows going outside for the first time in 2016 in cheese farm Boerderij de Vierhuizen .
This beautiful video by Midvliet TV was made in and around the cheese farm. In the spotlight the cheese farmer, the happy cows and….me 🙂
Now, I also tried to make a video, but had some problems. Fortunately, on Saturday 9 April 2016 , there are more than enough opportunities to see cows happily dance in the meadows full of fresh green grass.
Where to See the Cow Dance In The Hague Area ?
You can join me on Saturday 9 April in Hoeve Biesland in Delfgauw. We’ll be welcomed with a nice cup of tea or coffee and at 10:00 the doors of the barn are opened for the dairy cows to jump for joy after having been inside all winter long.
If you want to know more about this part of the Delft countryside, I’ll be happy to show you around in a bike tour afterwards.
Land van Wijk en Wouden, in Leiden area gives you the opportunity to register for a ‘cow alert’. This way you receive the latest updates on when and on which dairy and cheese farms in the area between Leiden and Zoetermeer you can see the cow dance.
Don’t have time this weekend to see the cow dance? Next weekend there are other farms to visit where they will release the cows out in the Dutch countryside.