We are closed until april 1st 2020


Having fun with a farm feel? That is possible at De Drentse Koe!

On the border between the provinces of Drenthe, Overijssel and Friesland (near Meppel) you will find the Play and Ice Farm De Drentse Koe. An ideal outdoor and indoor location where there is plenty to do all year round!

Play farm

Around the central play shed is a fantastic outdoor area (2 ha) where children will have the day of their lives. The small ones will feel farmer or farmer’s wife for a day with the multitude of toy tractors. For the larger kids there is a cool go-kart track and a unique cableway from height. Jumping on the trampolines or air trampoline or clambering on the monkey bars? You will run out of time! And then we haven’t mentioned all the animal friends yet, such as goats, chickens, rabbits and donkeys. While the children are playing, the grownups can enjoy the sun sitting on the spacious outdoor terrace.

Play shed

The farm feeling can also be experienced in the extensive, 3-storey play shed! Cruising with the toy tractors, clambering and sliding from the huge climbing tower with slides or building for hours with the mega blocks/lego. Or what to think of Glow in the Dark Panna football or Old Dutch games? This is going to be an unforgettable experience. And, finally, the favourite of many: the wonderful riding stable for children where they can ride on horseback and jump over obstacles.

NEW water place and climbing above the cows

In 2017 De Drentse Koe renovated the former cow stable. Now, you will find a completely new covered water playground with both manual equipment and sprinklers. So do not forget to take additional swimming gear and a towel with you. For bigger kids from 5 years up there is a very special climbing experience above the cows.

Restaurant & Ice cream parlour

In our restaurant we offer you extensive choice from hot and cold drinks, biscuits and pastry, sandwiches, toasted sandwiches, chips and snacks.

But above all, you can enjoy our delicious and homemade Drentse Koe ICE CREAM!

From 1999 we have used dairy fresh milk to make ‘De Drentse Koe IJs’ in all flavours imaginable. Plain vanilla ice cream, but also nuts, coffee, yoghurt, quark-raspberry, banana and strawberry flavours and delicious sorbet ice made from fresh fruit. Sugar-free ice cream is also available (sweetened with stevia), with or without milk in the flavours strawberry, cream or hazelnut.
Our ice cream is made from purely natural ingredients.

Opening hours

Summer season
Every day from 10 A.M. to 6 P.M.

Also on Liberation Day, Ascension Day and Pentecost

Winter season
Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 10 A.M. to 6 P.M.

During school holidays we are open daily.
Closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

Dogs are permitted, on a leash.