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  • Writer's pictureNatasha Villaroman

The Alpaca Experience: Your Guide to Walking with Alpacas in the Netherlands 🦙

Updated: Aug 14, 2023

Are you curious about Alpacas? Or perhaps you're a traveler looking for off-the-beaten-path experiences? If so, the Alpaca Experience in the Netherlands is probably the thing for you!


Nestled in the heart of the Dutch countryside (close to Amsterdam city), I found a family-run farm that offers a one-of-a-kind encounter with the adorable, fluffy creatures known as alpacas.


alpaca male with the travelling foxes
Meet my alpaca - Little King!

The Alpaca Experience is not just about observing these animals from afar. It's about immersing yourself in their world, walking with them, and learning about their fascinating lives.


Originating from the Andes Mountains in South America, alpacas have found a new home in the Netherlands, thanks to the efforts of the Alpaca Experience.


From alpaca walks to yoga sessions amidst the herd, the Alpaca Experience offers a range of activities that bring you closer to these gentle creatures.





Whether you're a local looking for a unique day out or a tourist seeking an unforgettable experience, the Alpaca Experience in the Netherlands is a must-visit.


What is it Like to Walk with Alpacas?

Walking with alpacas is truly a unique experience. Imagine strolling through the serene Dutch countryside, with a fluffy, friendly alpaca by your side. At the Alpaca Experience in the Netherlands, this dream becomes a reality. Each participant is paired with their own alpaca, creating a unique bond as you embark on your walk.


Watch the full vlog on The Travelling Foxes channel to see them in action!

I've learned that the alpacas are calm and gentle, making the walk a peaceful and enjoyable experience. As you wander through the fields, you'll have the opportunity to observe these fascinating creatures up close, from their soft fur to their curious, expressive eyes - just don't 'pet' them in the wrong way! See paragraph below why 👀

What Should You Know Before Walking with Alpacas?

Before you embark on your alpaca walk, there are a few things you should know. First, alpacas are group animals, so they enjoy the company and feel more comfortable when they're with their herd. This means that you'll be walking with a group of alpacas, not just one.


Walking with an Alpaca herd in the Netherlands
Walking with an Alpaca herd

Second, while alpacas are generally friendly and gentle, they can sometimes spit when they feel threatened. However, this is rare and usually only happens when they're interacting with each other, not with humans. Lastly, remember to respect the alpacas' space and not to make sudden movements that might startle them. With these tips in mind, you're ready to enjoy your unforgettable alpaca walk in the Netherlands.

What Other Activities Can You Do at the Alpaca Experience?

The Alpaca Experience in the Netherlands offers more than just walks with these adorable creatures. For those seeking a more immersive experience, there are a variety of activities to choose from.


You can participate in alpaca yoga sessions, where you can find your zen amidst the calming presence of the alpacas. Art enthusiasts can join art classes, where you can sketch or paint these beautiful animals in their natural habitat.


The farm also offers meet and feed sessions, where you can get up close and personal with the alpacas, and learn more about their diet and feeding habits. For those interested in conservation, the farm conducts educational tours about alpacas and their role in sustainable farming.

How Can You Participate in Alpaca Yoga and Art Classes?

Participating in alpaca yoga and art classes at the Alpaca Experience is easy. All you need to do is book your spot through their website. The alpaca yoga sessions are suitable for all levels, so whether you're a seasoned yogi or a beginner, you're welcome to join.


As for the art classes, they provide all the materials you need. You just need to bring your creativity and love for alpacas. Both these activities offer a unique opportunity to interact with alpacas in a relaxed and creative setting, making your visit to the Alpaca Experience even more memorable.


cute male alpaca in dutch farm
Meet my alpaca, Little King

How to Get to the Alpaca Experience?


Reaching the Alpaca Experience from Amsterdam City is quite straightforward. The Alpaca Experience is located at Alpacahoeve Klinkenberg, Klinkenberg 15, 2171 AN Sassenheim. The closest train station to the farm is Sassenheim, which is well-connected to Amsterdam City.


Once you arrive at Sassenheim station, you have two options to reach the farm. If you're up for a bit of exercise and want to take in the beautiful Dutch countryside, you can choose to walk to the farm. Alternatively, you can also rent a bike and cycle your way to the farm, which is a popular mode of transport in the Netherlands and adds to the authentic Dutch experience.



Whether you choose to walk or bike, you're sure to enjoy the journey through the picturesque landscapes of Sassenheim. Just remember to check the local weather forecast and dress appropriately for your journey. Happy travels!


Conclusion


The Alpaca Experience in the Netherlands is more than just a farm; it's a unique adventure that brings you closer to nature and these charming creatures. Whether you're walking with the alpacas, participating in a yoga session, or expressing your creativity in an art class, the Alpaca Experience offers something for everyone.


But don't just take our word for it. Experience the magic of the Alpaca Experience firsthand by watching our YouTube vlog. Click here to join us on our adventure at the Alpaca Experience. Don't forget to like, share, and subscribe to our channel for more exciting travel content. See you there!






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