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Largest Clog, Enter

Largest clog in the world

August 7, 2016

Worlds largest wooden shoe made out of one piece of wood, measuring 403 x 171 x 169 centimetres. In the Guinness Book of Records since June 26, 1991. It stands in the village of Enter, in the municipality of Wierden, Overijssel.

Largest clog in the world

Most people know that the Netherlands stands for tulips and clogs. But not many people - even the Dutch - probably do know that these wooden shoes are made in small villages in the Eastern part of The Netherlands.

Largest clog in the world

Largest clog in the world


Nijhof clog

This is a different one, also from Enter. It's made by Klompenmakerij Gebr. Nijhof. This slighty smaller but more elegant wooden shoe can be seen near a roundabout just outside of Enter in the direction of Rijssen.

Nijhof clog

Nijhof clog

They make and sell wooden shoes. The Dutch word is klompen (or klomp for one), which you already guessed.

Nijhof clog

Nijhof clog

The small village of Enter is nicknamed the Klompen & Zompendorp. Enter also has a Klompen & Zompenmuseum, so if you want to learn what Zompen are, read the chapter about that museum.

 

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