Since the US got out early in the world cup games we are routing for the Netherlands! :)Now this looks like a store I would love - how fun and so much color...wonderful capture!
Now that's what I call a klompen shop! Very colorful. Do any of them ever fall on customers' heads? lolWhat a victory, eh?
I love Amsterdam and The Netherlands in general. Had a wonderful time when I visited and the Dutch people I met weredelightful, kind and helpful.But, I am so sick of being disrupted in myweekly errands by the purely money grubbing faux Irish pub across the streetthat keeps the crowds coming by closing the sidewalks and street. They are super raucus and blow their extremely annoying plastic horns for hours. The noise pervades through closed double glazed windows 37 stories up. If I NEVER hear about the World Cup Again, it will be too soon. Here, its just an excuse forexcessive drinking and noise. Can you tell I'm pissed? ;-(
How exciting for the Netherlands! That's alot of shoes there. I don't think I saw this shop when I visited in 2008. Looking forward to seeing the flowers.
Lost track of how strong the current soccor team is - anyway, my daughter who was 4 y. old when we left Holland, is following the world cup! - I guess some people remain Dutch :) Like the wooden shoes with the cows on it!
That video made me want to stand up and blow a vuvuzela! I loved it.I'm happy for the Netherlands, well you probably know mostly because of my sisters Ginnie and Astrid.I have two wooden shoes that my sister-in-law's Dutch father gave me, two separate Christmases, filled with Christmas goodies. I was dating his son at the time, and I think he wanted me to be in the family. We keep them still at the cottage, on a ledge. :)
Oh, and that same sister-in-law, and her daughters, dance in the klompen dancing in Holland, MI, during Tulip Time, a huge week-long festival over there.
I'm afraid I don't know anything about the World Cup (except that Spain won). I wanted to stop by and thank you for your visit and your kind comment. Constance tells me that New Orleans is a place close to your heart, too. Let's keep our fingers crossed for Lake Ponchartrain. That poor city has seen so much heartache. Best wishes,Catherine
I cannot believe all those clogs in one place!
What a magnificent clog shot!!It's nice to see the excitement for the World Cup. Soccer is a far more civilized game than American foot ball. I was overjoyed with the Saint's last year, that is why I can relate to the enthusiasm in this Youtube. Happy Saturday~xoxC psDutchbaby, did you fetch a pair of clogs in this shop?
Too bad we couldn't pull the big one off, DB, but we sure did have fun getting there. Maybe in another 4 years it will be OUR turn. Wouldn't that be nice! :) BTW, we watched the Holland-Uruguay game while in France. :)
Dear tammymcchesney,Thank you for shifting your support to the Dutch. I'm so sorry that they didn't win in the end, but I thought it was a great game.
Dear Susan,I didn't actually step into this shop but now you've got me worried. I'll wear a hardhat :)
Dear CC,Yes, I can tell you're pissed and I don't blame you! You would think that 37 floors should be sufficient to give you peace and quiet. At least you have four years before the next World Cup. But then again, the World Series is in October...
Dear Marilyn, It was a thrill to get into the World Cup Finals for the first time. If memory serves me, this "klompen" store was on Leidsestraat.
Dear jeannette,I came to California in 1966 and I still feel a strong connection to Amsterdam and the Dutch people. I am very happy to be living in the San Francisco Bay Area though.
Dear Ruth,My son found an iPhone app for the vuvuzela. It was fun the two or three times that it worked. When you blow your horn, please be sure to stay clear of the Irish Pub that is 37 stories below poor CC. She needs peace and quiet to create her beautiful illustrations. I'm so happy to know you rooted alongside Ginnie, Astrid, and me.I don't blame the Dutch father for wanting you in his family. He sounds like a wise man. Was his son Don? My kids each got a pair of klompen from my grade school teacher in Holland. I loved hearing them klomp around on our wooden floors back when they used to fit. Tulip Time in Holland, MI sounds like a lot of fun!
Dear Catherine at A Thousand Clapping Hands,It's incredible what New Orleans has had to endure. My heart aches to know how much suffering is still ahead.
There are so many shoes to choose from however do you pick just one?! Congrats to them!
Dear Kala,Yes, so many "klompen" for a whole lot of tourists.
Dear Constance at rochambeau,I'm not sure anything rivals the exuberance the New Orleanians exhibited when they won the Super Bowl. Thank goodness they were able to celebrate with unbridled enthusiasm before the oil disaster struck their region.I did not buy a pair of clogs here, but my daughter bought her roommate a pair of soft slippers that looked like traditional yellow Dutch klompen.
Dear Ginnie,I'm enjoying reading about your adventure in France! I like the idea of winning the whole thing in four years. I think they Dutch have the talent.
Dear lisaschaos,Fortunately, I did not have to choose one, but if I had to, I would choose the traditional yellow wooden ones with the three "X'es" on the design.
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