11 August 2009

tHe WoOdEn ShoES or CLoGs


The Netherlands is known of its wooden shoes or clogs. ONe of the country's pride. Many years ago the European people wore wooden shoes, the most in Holland because of the swampy ground. It was very popular for a long time everywhere here in the Netherlands and also this time. The farmers wear wooden shoes for the following reasons:
1. for protetion
they won't feel or won't even notice when they are standing on the point of a nail or things but when they are wearing boots or rubber shoes the nails will go through the rubber shoes.
2. easy to wear
they can get in and out from them easily without wasting a lot of time.
3. no sweating foot
they won't sweat in wooden shoes, since it is open the fresh air refreshes the foot
Three million wooden shoes which are made every year, a big part of them are destined for tourist. There are lots of souvenir shops where you can buy wooden shoes souvenir like: keyholders, stuffed toys, can openers, etc. One of the best selling souvenirs in Holland.

12 smart remarks:

Malou Tuesday, August 11, 2009  

wow thats pretty neat uso pa pala yan jan hehe


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nicquee Wednesday, August 12, 2009  

i love the keychains! they're super cute!

Anonymous,  Wednesday, August 12, 2009  

Hi, salamat sa pagbaktas sa akong payag. Ganahan jud ko kaayo ug bakya ba. Bitaw, nangita ko ug tagboard wa man koy nakit-an. Diri na lang ko magsurambaw. Basin pwede ta x-link to keep in touch. Asa man ka sa ato sa lupang sinilangan? Na hala kay baktas pa ko sa kasilingan labon di pa kaayo init ning sayong kabuntagon.

amiz Wednesday, August 12, 2009  

Hi, salamat sa pagbaktas sa akong payag. Ganahan jud ko kaayo ug bakya ba. Bitaw, nangita ko ug tagboard wa man koy nakit-an. Diri na lang ko magsurambaw. Basin pwede ta x-link to keep in touch. Asa man ka sa ato sa lupang sinilangan? Na hala kay baktas pa ko sa kasilingan labon di pa kaayo init ning sayong kabuntagon.

Sush Wednesday, August 12, 2009  

I got a pair as a gift when I was young. Kind of hard to wear though, I guess just wasnt used to it hehe

Ria Wednesday, August 12, 2009  

I have always loved wooden clogs but have not visited Netherlands yet. Lovely pics! Thanks too for partying with me in my party blog. Hope to see you again :)

Tess Wednesday, August 12, 2009  

I saw a pair like this tiny cutie thing at my friends place in Indiana. She said she bought it in Europe.

Gladys Kock Friday, August 14, 2009  

I also have a pair of wooden clogs souveniers in my display cabinet, by my brother when he visited Netherlands last time. Now I only know the history of this cute wooden clogs. :-)

nanay,  Saturday, August 15, 2009  

wow! nice, it does not look as wooden shoes.

vialentino Monday, August 17, 2009  

wah...i have lots of this shoe souvenir from holland...their famous shoe....

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I make this blog for foreigners who will live in this country, THE NETHERLANDS. Foreigners who are engaged or married they have to learn a lot of things about their new home like the culture, architectures, landscape, government, dikes etc. Especially the Dutch language which is very important in their social life. It is very difficult if they cannot communicate with other people. Most people speak Dutch, only few speaks English.
For visitors and readers, this will give you an idea what this country is. This small country ranks no. 5 in the economic stability in EUROPE. Their architectures like palaces, castles, dikes, ports (air and sea) are amazing.
Their culture is very interesting.

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