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"The Workshop" - In this room you can see the simple clogmachines from Germany, France and The Netherlands. A unique example is the wooden machine from 1915, made in the province of Groningen. Besides the so-called "Wietzes corner" you can see, among other things, a collection of moulds that belonged to the Akkerman family in Sondel ( Friesland), Dutch tools and saws.. In "Wietzes corner" is the place where our clogmaker Ep Wietzes used to work. A film shows how he makes a wooden shoe by hand here. On the wall are his tools and other objects that belonged to him, like some medals, a diploma, his work apron, etc..On his paint table are unusual clogs like the "smuggle clogs" and clogs for people with a foot defect. You can also see a circular saw, a motor saw, a sanding machine, handsaws, axes, pulleys and ropes. Next to the work bench is a large photograph of his father, who taught him the trade.

"History" - The past is illustrated with the help of pictures, finds in excavations etc. There is a photograph that shows one of the oldest (1271) wooden shoes of The Netherlands, found in Rotterdam and you can see clogs from the city of Groningen of over 500 years old. Besides there are a number of old pairs of clogs for children.

"Dutch wooden shoes" - There are dozens of pairs of wooden shoes from every Dutch province in a great variety of models and decorations.

"European clogs" - Clogs from many different Western European countries, like Lithuania, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Belgium, France and Spain are on show.

"Unusual footwear"- This collection includes footwear with wooden soles from various Asian and African countries.

Annual theme