When in Zaanse Schans …
One of the best and FREE things to do is to visit Kooijman Souvenirs & Clogs shop!
It is much more than a novelty shop.

Upon entry, there is a small museum section displaying clogs. They claimed to have the best collection of clogs in the country. There are bridal clogs, Sunday clogs, high-heeled clogs, roller skate clogs, ice clogs, a special diamond encrusted clog and many other unique clogs even from different parts of the world.Clog Museum 01

If time permits, hang around and wait for the ‘Wooden Shoe Workshop’ demonstration. See how they turn a piece of wood into a clog in less than 5 minutes using antique machines.Clog Workshop 01

After that, feel free to try on clogs and browse around the souvenir shop. You can buy all kinds of clogs in different types, sizes, colors and materials. They are fully stocked from floor to ceiling with clogs and more clogs. Clog Museum 02

Tip: Get those plain unrefined clogs at a bargain price for a couple of euros only and make it your own. Fantastic souvenir for kids!

Address: Kraaienest 4, 1509 AZ Zaandam.
Opening Hours: Opens daily!
Summer season March – October 8am – 6pm
Winter season November – February 8am – 5pm
Christmas, Boxing Day & New Year’s Day 9am – 3pm


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