Wooden Shoes, Amsterdam

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  • Wooden Shoes
    by sunnywong
  • Guys in hats and shoes
    Guys in hats and shoes
    by littlesam1
  • Are they a little large for me dear?
    Are they a little large for me dear?
    by Jenniflower
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    You cant NOT get some clogs!

    by Jenniflower Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Are they a little large for me dear?

    The wooden shoe has been worn since the Dark Ages throughout Europe (news to me, I only thought the Dutch wore them!). People still wear wooden shoes in Holland because of the swampy ground, and also because there is an ample amount of the wood needed to manufacture them (willows and poplars).

    ~ The orthopedic shape of the wooden shoe - 'clog' - supports your feet very well
    ~ They are hygienic. The wood absorbs sweat
    ~ Wooden shoes are safe as the hard wood provides good protection

    Dutch wooden shoes are recognised all over the world and make an excellent gift.

    Related to:
    • Romantic Travel and Honeymoons
    • Museum Visits
    • Historical Travel

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    Dutch costumes

    by sim1 Written Jan 16, 2003

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    Dutch costumes


    And now Anita (La_Holandesa) is showing some traditional Dutch costumes.....

    But uhhh, where have the wooden shoes gone Anita??? Hahaha. Thanks Anita, you made me laugh a lot, it was great meeting you!

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    Sitting in Wooden Shoes

    by littlesam1 Updated Jun 17, 2004

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    Guys in hats and shoes

    Yes, its true. Everyone here sits in wooden shoes whenever they have the opportunity. I know its true because we had to wait in a line to get our picture taken in these shoes.

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    Wooden shoes

    by sim1 Written Jan 16, 2003

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    Anita showing you a pair of wooden shoes


    Time for a demonstration :

    Anita (La_Holandesa) will be the model for some typical Dutch images. She starts by showing you a beautiful pair of wooden shoes.....

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