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The Main Advantages of the Wooden Shoe, Why we wear clogs

The Main Advantages of the Wooden Shoe, Why we wear clogs

The wooden shoes are worn for centuries in the Netherlands. And until this day it is popular. In this article I will explain the 9 main reasons why to wear wooden shoes.

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Special types of Wooden Shoes, clogs for different purposes

 

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The Legend of the Pointy Clogs of Bethmale

Pointy wooden shoes of bethmale

These shoes are a real eyecatcher in our museum. The strange pointy noses bring up questions. Why are they shaped like this? Why are the points so ridiculously large? And the most important one: What is the story behind these shoes? I'm going to tell you the legend of the pointy clogs of Bethmale. 

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Wooden Shoes as a Safety Shoe Is it Safe to Work with Clogs?

Wooden Shoes as a Safety Shoe, Is it Really Safe to Work with Clogs?

droping axe test

The clog has been used for centuries as a safety shoe in the Netherlands. And has proven itself in those years as a perfect foot protector. The safety that a wooden shoe offers is great. For example,

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Roof ridge decorations / facade signs, why are these things on the roofs in Holland?

facade decorations holland

When you walk around the island of Marken, you also have to look upwards from time to time. The roofs are decorated with so-called "makelaars." What is the story behind these things? what are they for?

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