Netherlands, Amsterdam Guide (B): Shopping in Amsterdam: 20 Travel Mementos

Shopping in Amsterdam: 20 Travel Mementos
Tulips, red lights, weed... Other than these, there are plenty of good things to remember Amsterdam by. What's more, you can take some of these home. Look in here to see what to buy and where to find it...

1. Custom Clogs

When people think of Holland they often imagine windmills and wooden shoes. So why not bring home some custom clogs for your friends and family? De Klompenboer is a shop located in a former metro station that sells clogs in every shape and size, and a variety of colors and patterns. They also have a demonstration of clog painting on Tuesdays and Thursdays. You can find wooden clogs all over Amsterdam, but at De Klompenboer you can ask to have a custom design or name painted on the shoes.

Perhaps the 'klompen' are not so practical or comfortable to wear around town, but it is possible to put them to other use. Maybe a custom decorated clog could be used as a paperweight, as they are a bit heavy. Or a wooden shoe could be planted with a small plant, the flowers peeking from the heel. So charming! Numbers could be painted on the shoes and they could be hung on a wall to be used for a house address. Just use your imagination to turn something found in nearly every tourist shop in the Netherlands into something unique for your friends and family back at home.

Price:
€10-25

Where to find it:
Available at:
De Klompenboer/Wooden Shoe Factory
Sint Antoniesbreestraat 39-51, Amsterdam

Hours:
Monday-Sunday 10:00-18:00

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Guide Name: Shopping in Amsterdam: 20 Travel Mementos
Guide Location: Netherlands » Amsterdam
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Wooden Shoe Factory   Het Oud-Hollandsch Snoepwinkeltje   Puccini Bomboni   De Winkel van Nijntje   Blond Amsterdam   De Bijenkorf   Guillotine Cheese Slicer   Raw Materials   Kitsch Kitchen   Kinderfeestwinkel   Restored   House of Bols Cocktail & Genever Experience   Van Gogh Museum Shop   Brouwerij 't IJ   La Savonnerie   Tea Bar   &klevering Centraal   Duikelman  
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