Currently there are a 110 sheep at the sheepfarm which in the spring is dominated by the newborn lambs who are jumping around freely. The views from the cottage are quite spectacular. The Rietbroek cottage is in the vicinity of villages like Purmerend, Monnickendam, Volendam, Edam and Marken, each famous for their own attractions. Even Amsterdam is only 15 minutes away with public transportation.