The modern glory of an old craft
The history of wooden shoes goes back centuries. With good reason, wooden shoes form part of the image that belongs to the Netherlands. At Wooden Shoe Factory De Vriendschap (The Friendship), we offer our visitors an interesting demonstration of how a piece of willow or poplar wood is magically turned into a the form of a wooden shoe. The shoe is then drilled out, dried, sanded, barrel-polished and, finally, painted.
Following the demonstration, our large selection of wooden shoes can be admired. Wooden shoes are available in all sizes and with many different decorations. Numerous other souvenirs are also available for sale. Entrance is free of charge.
Purchasing Wooden Shoes
Wooden shoes from our collection are sold all over the world. Why? Our wooden shoes typify a unique and characteristic decoration. However, an appreciation of the original characteristics of the wooden shoe is coming back. Wooden shoes are safe and strong, hygienic, do not pinch, are well-insulated for both summer and winter wear due to the natural properties of wood. Walking on wooden shoes is good for your feet.
Besides being purchased for personal use, our wooden shoes are often sold as an original gift idea, suitable for either personal or promotional gifts. When ordering large quantities, we can decorate the wooden shoes with a special design, including a slogan and/or logo from your organization.