Geitenhouders - Dijkstra Family

Since 1997 kleaster Bethlehem is active as a biological milk goat company. It is established at the place where the old nunnery Bethlehem was situated. The nearby Bartlehiem was named after this. Jan Dijkstra and Ypie Gijzen take care of 500 small milk goats and approximately 200 lambs. In summer the animals can graze in the fields around the farm. A part of the feed is extracted from fields 7 km away.

These fields participate in the meadow birds collective. This means that the field are managed in such a way that meadow birds like to breed here. Another part of the feed is cultivated by a biological farmer. We exchange fertiliser for grass clover and straw with him. This way we ensure that the circle is closed.

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Address details

Postal address
Ericssonstraat 32
5121 ML Rijen

Contact details



Jan van Tilburg +31 (0) 6 137 02 250
Johan Devreese +32 (0) 473 39 26 70


Kees Steendijk  +31 6 224 64 294

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