When you pay a visit to the former island of Marken, then you should visit the wooden shoe factory. Here we make clogs following a 100-years old tradition. They have got a museum status. And therefore you get the opportunity to learn something about this old Dutch profession. You will find a lot of history about different national and international wooden shoes. And you will also be able to see one of the nicest and most special shoes of all: the wedding shoes from Marken.
Every day we have wooden shoe demonstrations which you can experience. Then you can see how we make the wooden shoes. If you are just passing by or traveling with an organised group, for them it is no problem! they can host groups up to 100 people. It’s definitely worth visiting the wooden shoe factory and learning something about this old Dutch profession.
If you want you can experience the shoes yourself. You can try them on and find out that they are very comfortable to wear. There is no entrance fee, and they are ready to answer all of your questions.
And when you realise that it smells very nice over there, then they will be more then happy to tell you that they make their own Syrup waffles. They bake them freshly and serve them warm to you. So they invite you to try them out yourself!
Off course it is not all about wooden shoes in there. They also have a beautiful line of gifts and presents. And there is something for everyone. Are you curious, or in the neighbourhood feel free to come and visit us in the Clog Experience in Marken!
You will find the Wooden Shoe Factory next to the parking lot at the entrance of Marken. From the harbor it’s a five minute walk.
Tour operators may bring their guests by for a scheduled tour or on short notice. Private visitors may drop by anytime during opening hours without an appointment.