You can visit the Wooden Shoe Factory in Marken 20 minutes by car or bus from Amsterdam. Or you can take the ferry from Volendam (30 min). It is located in the wonderful village of Marken. The former Island got connected to the mainland in 1957, but still breathes the atmosphere of an old Dutch fishing village with its 140 monumental buildings.
Next to the parking lot you can find the Wooden Shoe Factory.
Here you can see a local traditional clog maker, who demonstrates how a simple block of wood can be transformed into a wooden shoe in minutes. We also got a working steam engine from 1913 to power the clogmakingmachines the old fashioned way. Or you can take a picture at our clog tree
wooden shoe maker in action.
365 days a year open.
Summer season: 10:00 - 19:45 (march 23 - oktober 30)
Winter season: 11:00 - 17:30 (oktober 31 - march 22)
On april 27 we close earlier due to kingsday.