Between the 3rd and 5th of January, Expo Assen will host the Noordshow, the largest indoor expo for small animals in the Netherlands.
Animal lovers of all ages will be able to wander through 15,000 square metres of cuteness: the main attraction is the many thousands of small animals, many of whom will be competing in an agricultural show. In the traditional country show style, The Asser Courant reports that more than 8,000 animals will be judged including show pigeons, rabbits (and dwarf rabbits), guinea pigs, small rodents, waterfowl, chickens, and other species of wild birds. The judging will be held on the 3rd of January in the afternoon and the show will through Saturday, January 5th .
The Dutch society for bird protection, Aviornis, will be showcasing beautiful birds of the Netherlands, whilst show-goers will also be able to see Alpacas and two types of cow that are indigenous to the Netherlands; the endangered Lakenvelderand the Groninger Blaarkop. Even the Bee Association will have a stall, as well as the Parakeet Society.
The expo will feature a wide range of animal-related stands showing off various care products for animals, and several professional veterinarians will be on hand to help teach children about the basic of animal care. There will also be face-painting, theatre acts, a treasure hunt, an animal parade, pony rides and a bouncy castle for the youngest visitors.
Photo source: Fre Kremer/Noordshow Facebook