Wooden Shoes, Amsterdam
Wooden Shoes are everywhere. The reality is that most of the wooden shoes you will find are not functional. If you shop around you might find a pair thats more reasonable. But think to yourself before you buy a full pair of shoes, what are you really going to do with them, then buy a miniture pair.
Fun Alternatives: Take a trip to a wooden shoe factory, okay still a trap but at least you can see how they are made. Maybe buy a pair there, better than those cheasey tourist shops
Yet another pair of wooden shoes at the West-side of the Blauwbrug brideg
I was caught together with VT-member ATLC.
This is a favorite location to me as you have a good view to the Skinny Bridge from here.
I think every tourist to Amsterdam gets trapped in one of these! Very kitschy, but good for a laugh nonetheless. There are a number of these in front of souvenir shops around the city. Get to Amsterdam and get clogged!
Everyone feels they must have wooden shoes.
Keep your eyes open for the huge shoes around town that you can hop into for a picture.
Unique Suggestions: If you really need them, try to buy from an artisian who still practices the craft instead of at the souvenier shop.
Holland is home to wooden shoes, and almost all souvenir shops sell them. There are wooden shoes in all different sizes sitting outside some of these shops, chained up so they don't 'walk off' (sorry for the pun), and people actually line up to have their picture taken standing in these shoes. Why should I be any different?
This trap is located in De Nieuwendijk shopping street, close to the Dam Square.
To be honest wooden shoes is a thing of he past. The usage of wooden shoes by farmers is declining and real hand made wooden shoemakers are almost non existing.
Unique Suggestions: Just smlie
There's one at De Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal (at the side of the The Royal Palace)
Again I was trapped very easily.
Also this one was n front of a souvenir shop.
Wooden shoes are a typical way to attract visitors to your shop.
Another VT-member was trapped (she was calling for her sister).
Wooden shoes attracts many tourists for a typical Dutch photo moment. There are even wooden shoes up to 3 meters big at some locations.
The wooden Shoe THING!!!
This trap is located in the REGULIERSBREESTRAAT
Unique Suggestions: Just sit down and be quiet
Fun Alternatives: Don't come to Amsterdam