The history of wooden shoes from the Netherlands

Clogs to demonstrate the history of wooden shoes from the Netherlands

Wooden shoes, or “klompen” in Dutch, have a long history in the Netherlands that dates back to the Middle Ages. These shoes were originally worn by farmers and other working-class people as a practical and durable form of footwear. The earliest known wooden shoes from the Netherlands were discovered in a peat bog in the … Read more

Custom painted clogs

custom painted clogs steven

We’ve got a mail from a very nice customer, Steven, who custom painted his clogs. Steven lives in the United States and he send us pictures of painted clogs. He ordered blank clogs and he and his girlfriend painted them. Steven’s girlfriend painted the detailed work, the logo and names. Wow, very impressive! I asked … Read more

More than 800 millers effortlessly set world record

More than 800 millers effortlessly set world record

807 volunteer millers effortlessly set a world record this morning. With an “excellent grinding wind” they all turned their mills simultaneously from 11:00 to 12:00. Even abroad, 29 volunteer millers participated, as far away as New Zealand (even though it was already late in the evening there). This morning’s world record attempt was primarily intended … Read more

Dutch television series In the wake of the Mayflower

Leiden In the wake of the Mayflower

Leo Blokhuis travels through 400 years of history in the series In the Wake of the Mayflower to arrive at today’s current events. In a country struggling more than ever with its past, Leo Blokhuis examines how the genesis of the U.S. is viewed today and explores what the Dutch influences have been. The ancient … Read more