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Lunch at a Dairy Farm in the Netherlands

No, really. We ate lunch right next to some cows at the neatest little kid-friendly restaurant in the Netherlands. (And don’t worry…it wasn’t too stinky!)

Dine with some cows at this fun, kid-friendly restaurant in the Netherlands. Good food, a playground, and you learn a thing or two about cows.

When we travel with our kids (which is basically 99.9% of the time), we try to take them into account for our daily plans.

I like finding things to keep them occupied and having fun, that way we hear less whining, and it’s enjoyable for everyone.

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So when I found de Brabantse Kluis, a fun family-friendly farmhouse that also had a restaurant, I pretty much jumped for joy.

I planned our time accordingly at the Vlindersafari so that we’d be jonesing for some lunch after the butterflies.

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My plan worked out perfectly—we were ready to eat, and thankfully de Brabantse Kluis was only seven minutes away.

Lunch with Some Cows

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This kid-friendly restaurant in the Netherlands (located next door to a monastery) was literally converted into a farmhouse, and now has an inn and a sprawling restaurant complete with a great terrace.

And it’s completely and utterly charming.

Speaking of utters. (I know…I know…)

It’s a working dairy farm and there are cows everywhere! Not only that, but they allow you to walk around and learn about the cows while you wait for your meal.

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We all got a kick out of checking them out, especially their newest additions: baby calfs!

There were a couple dozen new cows (ranging from two days old to several weeks) that we got to see.

The coolest part is that the little calves were right next to a playground.

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I LOVE that they have play areas for kids at restaurants in Europe.

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The Food

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Our lunch was good, but honestly, we paid more attention to our surroundings and the cold lemon-infused water and beer than our lunch.

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I did love that offer a kids’ “piglet” menu for smaller appetites. Two out of our three got brats, and our oldest sprang for the peanut butter toast.

So Many Activities!

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You could easily make this a fun overnight stay, because check out all of these activities they offer, especially the last one for kids:

  • Covered Wagon Rides
  • Escape “rooms”
  • Painting classes
  • Bracelet making
  • BINGO
  • Archery
  • Piglet Walk for kids

We were only there for a pit stop—just enough for the kids to get their wiggles out, and to eat, and then we were back on our way, but I would absolutely go back and even stay there in a heartbeat if the opportunity came up.

BASIC INFO:

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Herberg de Brabantse Kluis
Address:
Kloosterdreef 8, 5735 SJ Aarle-Rixtel, Netherlands
Reserve a table here
Hours: 11.30am—8:30pm

Driving from…
Eindhoven: 25 minutes
Amsterdam: 1.5 hours
Brunssum: 1 hour; 15 minutes
Geilenkirchen: 1.5 hours

If you end up going to this kid-friendly restaurant in the Netherlands, let me know; I’d love to hear what it’s like during different seasons!

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