What is the difference between Holland and the Netherlands

difference between Holland and the Netherlands

What exactly is the difference between Holland and the Netherlands? We, and people from other countries, call our country the Netherlands. But foreigners call our country often Holland. We also have two provinces called Noord-Holland and Zuid-Holland. How is this connected or is there no connection? In any case, it doesn’t make it any easier. … Read more

How wooden clogs are made

How wooden clogs are made

In this article we let you know how wooden clogs are made. After careful inspection by the clog maker, the wood is selected. The tree sap must have disappeared which reduces the chance of shrinkage cracks. The sawn block is made wet so that it can be turned by machine. This is to prevent cracking. … Read more

Collection of bridge money with the wooden shoe

Collection of bridge money with a wooden shoe

For many years, bridge keepers at the moveable bridges and the lock in Friesland have been collecting bridge fees. The bridge keepers do this with a wooden clog on a fishing rod: a beautiful tradition which is greatly appreciated by visitors. They are proud of this piece of cultural heritage and therefore like to keep … Read more

Wooden shoes and the danger of Bougainvillea thorns

Wooden shoes and the danger of Bougainvillea thorns

Bougainvillea is a landscaping plant widely planted in warm areas because of its gorgeous flowers and layered layers. However, its long arched branches have thorns, and care should be taken not to touch them because they are poisonous. What is a Bougainvillea Bougainvillea is a sprawling woody vine with gorgeous flowers in full bloom. The … Read more