Visit Us


The Visitor Center and all demonstations outside the Ottenshoes are always free of charge.

Entrance tickets to the Ottenshoes are €4 for adults and €2 for children. Family and Group tickets are available.  Please see the Activities page for more information.

Opening times

High Season: From April 1st to the end of the Fall vacation we are open from 10:00 to 17:00, Tuesday through Sunday.
July and August: We are open every day from 10:00 to 17:00.
Low season:  From Fall vacation to the end of March we are open only on the weekend, from 11:00 to 17:00. Open for groups by appointment, please contact us in advance to make a reservation.
Holiday hours: We are also open everyday between December 22nd and January 6th from 11:00 to 17:00, except for Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day.

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Public toilets are located in Het Ottenshoes. There is also a handicap accessible toilet and baby-changing room.
Wheelchairs are available for hire for a fee of €12.50/day, of which €10 is a deposit. Inquire at the ticket counter in Orvelte Poort.


Parking in the village and along the road is not permitted. Please follow the blue signs for P1 or P2 and use the car park. Orvelte Poort is within walking distance of the both parking lots.
Car Park 1: 9441 PD Orvelte [GPS 52°50’33.1″N 6°39’12.2″E ; 52.842532, 6.653390]
Car Park 2: De Wiet 21, Orvelte [GPS 52°50’38.1″N 6°39’48.6″E ; 52.843915, 6.663502]
The parking tariff is €3 (flat day rate), payable at the exit by bankcard, only VISA or Nederland MAESTRO passes, or with a voucher. A voucher may be purchased at the ticket counter in Orvelte Poort, or at Tourist information (Dorpsstraat 1a), or De Schapendrift (Schapendrift 3) after 17:00.

To exit the car park with a voucher:

  • Drive towards the pay terminal (Screen lights up).
  • Scan the QR-code at the bottom where it says “abonnementen” (Green laser/light).
  • Barrier opens. Please be patient.
  • Please don’t press any other buttons.

Need help? Call us:

08:00 – 17:00: +31 593 322 633

17:00 – 20:00: +31 593 322 254