"Schaapskooi - Young born lambs!" Hoogeveen Off The Beaten Path Tip by Jerelis

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We simply must not forget that our most beautiful nature areas are preserved thanks to the national parks. They are perfect areas for education, information and research of our national environment. Therefore the Schaapskooi in the Dwingelderveld National Park is both interesting and important, because it preserves the sheep breed "Drenths Heideschaap".

The hurd of sheep in the Schaapskooi is the oldest in the province of Drenthe. It has about 250 sheep and they will leave for the moorland on a daily bases. Of course it's fun to visit them year round, but the months of March and April are maybe the best months to have a look. During these months the young lambs are born.

Especially during the weekends it's a feast to visit the Schaapskooi. The shepherds are present to give information and answers to all you questions. Volunteers give away free "beschuit met muisjes" (best translated in biscuits with sugared caraway-seeds) and warm coffee. We can say that we are proud supporters of the Schaapskooi by an annual donation.

Opening hours:
In the months of May until September the lambs will leave the Schaapskooi at 10:00 am and will return at 17:00 pm.

Benderse 38, 7963 RA Ruinen

Follow the signs Ruinen and once you?re in the centre of this little village follow the sign ?Bezoekerscentrum Dwingelderveld?. Park the car right there and it will be a 5 minute walk to the edge of the moorland.

Website: http://www.drenthe-net.nl/schaapskudde/index.html

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  • Updated Jan 7, 2007
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