Why do some wooden shoes have pointy noses?

Clogs with Pointy Noses. Many people think that all clogs have pointy noses. That is certainly not the case, most people wear clogs with round noses. Why are the wooden shoes always shown with sharp points? This is probably due to the appearance of the traditional Dutch fishing villages for foreigners. The pointy wooden shoes were originaly invented …

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The origin of the Dutch kissing couple, what is the story?

The Dutch Kissing Couple Everyone who have visited the Netherlands remembers them, the Dutch kissing couple. In the last years it has become a true symbol of Dutch love. It has a typical Dutch appearance through Dutch clothes, and everyone loves love. Every day people take pictures in our wooden shoe factory. A popular pose among …

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Special types of Wooden Shoes, clogs for different purposes

Oldest wooden shoe found The oldest wooden shoe ever found in the Netherlands was found during the construction of de Amsterdam Metro system. Carbon dating technique dated it at 1230, proving that the wooden shoe is at least worn for 800 years in the Holland. Probably they where worn a lot longer. Because they are made …

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

Facade Signs: 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? Facade signs occur throughout the Netherlands and form a decoration on the transition of two wind protectors …

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