Give the clog maker a block of wood and chisel, blink your eyes and voilà: a clog. The workshop is open everyday, allowing you to see how they were made for farmers, workers and the general public. Admission is free to both the workshop and the small, but impressive, shoe museum. It’s a unique opportunity to view one of the largest and finest collections of clogs in the Netherlands. This includes beautiful examples of painted clogs, carved clogs, “ice clogs” with iron fittings, horse clogs, “art”-clogs and clogs from many (exotic) countries.
The workshop is situated in the ‘De Vreede’ warehouse (1750), which was formerly used to store grain and snuff tobacco. The warehouse was originally used by the Molenaar company (Molenaar’s baby food) from Westzaan. The clog workshop also contains a large shop with ready to wear clogs in all sizes and colours, along with miniature clogs, clog slippers, key-rings and piggy banks. There is also a wide assortment of typical Dutch souvenirs: something for everyone.