Welcome to deer farm/petting zoo De Hertenkamp
Some 35 years ago, Stichting De Kinderboerderij was founded. This foundation manages the petting zoo for the municipality of Hilversum. The petting zoo is run by 3 managers and offers daytime activities to people with developmental disabilities (our ‘Participants’). In addition, many volunteers help out 7 days a week, 365 days a year to ensure that young and old can enjoy our beautiful farm for free. The petting zoo also runs educational programs to acquaint the children in the region with animals and nature.
De Hertenkamp is located at Hoge Naarderweg 205. You can't park your car there, so we recommend the Ceintuurbaan for parking space. This is the first exit to your left after the water tower on the Godelindeweg towards Laren. Tennis club Hoogerheide is situated next to the petting zoo. (See map below).
Of course you can also come by bike. There’s plenty of space!
We're open all days of the week! (In normal times :-)
From 10.00 till 16.30!
For free!!! (Due to Covid opening hours are 10.30 - 15.30).
The foundation is supported by an annual contribution from the municipality of Hilversum for the care of the deer and the maintenance of the Dudok stable (which is owned by the municipality).
For all other costs, we depend on compensation received for our Participants and on the contributions of donors and sponsors. We truly need their support and thank them wholeheartedly. It goes without saying that we welcome new donors and sponsors!
You can help us - by becoming an official donor
- by transferring a minimum of € 15,00 per year, to our bank account NL32INGB0009144313
in the name of Stichting De Kinderboerderij,
- call us (035-6233886),
- or send an email to email@example.com. We'll be in touch!
- or ask for a donation form when you visit us...
Of course, you can also make a single donation here... Thanks!!!
Here's where to find us.