Alpacas on the Castle's estate
Alpacas are real sweethearts. They look like llamas but are a bit smaller. Theyalso have a wool coat instead of hair. The quality of the wool is very special and feels like cashmere wool or silk. Get to know our animals with our fantastic "breakfast with alpacas" or why not schedule your own party with alpacas?
Alpaca-Nieuwenhoven is the name of the farming business at Kasteel Nieuwenhoven. The main animals on the farm are currently the alpacas, an Arabian thoroughbred horse -Famous Lady - and (last but not least!) the donkey Juul.
We regularly we organize breakfast with alpacas. While enjoying your own breakfast, you also give the animals their breakfast. From May 9 to October 18, in the 2nd and 3rd week of the month, every Saturday and Sunday morning between 8.30 am and 10.30 am. Please book in advance.
You can also make an appointment for other activities with alpacas. You can experience the purity and simplicity of the animals at Kasteel Nieuwenhoven in a natural and playful way. Hiking with the alpacas is not done here. We leave the animals in their natural state as much as possible and they can decide for themselves whether they come to you or not.
Alpaca stud service
We have 2 very nice suri stud males! Price for a servicing is 400 euros if you bring and collect your mare yourself, with a success guarantee.
The diversity of animals here is great, in terms of both wildlife and pets.
We try to care for and manage the environment in such a way that the animals can stay in an optimal and healthy living environment. The forest, the ponds, the farmland, the old buildings and the ice cellars are wonderful opportunities for this.
Our biologist and bird expert, David Yekutiel, was impressed by the great diversity of birds in our “small” domain. This means that it is a rich and healthy environment. For example, five different species of woodpeckers have been seen here. The rare crown duck and pochard have been spotted at the pond.
A herd of deer and foxes are often seen here. The long-eared and barn owl nest here on the property, and many waterfowl visit the ponds, such as white and grey herons, kingfishers and many geese and ducks. Amphibians such as frogs, toads and newts reproduce here. The old buildings also house large groups of bats, house martins and barn swallows.