We had a terrific visit to this experiential museum which includes era homes, costumes and a working wooden shoe (klompen) factory. We watched as the man made a pair of wooden shoes by starting with let's say the left shoe. He then takes another block of Canadian Poplar and puts it in a lathe. The action for cutting the new shoe is similar to cutting keys. The new shoe is made while a cam follow the original shoe and cuts the new one. Thereby you get two shoes the same size. I bought a pair and find them remarkably comfortable. Make sure you leave two fingers of extra size at the end of the shoe or they will rub. Food, atmosphere and educational opportunities excel here. Enjoy your visit.
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