Dutch antique wooden shoes with wedding carving in a Zaanlandse Oudheidkamer, a house museum in Zanndijk, Netherlands. The wooden shoes with carved decoration were made for ceremonial use in the early 20th century and show expert craftsmanship. Dutch wooden shoes, or klompen, evolved in Northern Europe in the Middle Ages because of their utility on swampy and wet soil.

dutch antique wooden shoes with wedding carving in a zaanlandse oudheidkamer, a house museum in zanndijk, netherlands: early century.

The Waddeneilanden; Texel, Vlieland, Terschelling, Ameland and Schiermonnikoog

Friesland (Netherlands) with the Wadden-islands; Texel, Vlieland, Terschelling, Ameland and Schiermonnikoog

Veere.

But, I remember the brown sails of the fishing boats in Hoorne when we visited my Oma's hometown with her on furlough.

Ameland, Holland

Ameland, Holland

Ameland

Ameland

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