The real Dutch klompen are handmade of wood, carved to perfection, come in loads of sizes, lots of different colors and designs - for every occasion or style. Once you wear klompen for awhile, they fit like gloves, keep your feet dry and warm, and hardly ever wear out.
In the Netherlands (and Dutch homes throughout the world), if you're a good boy or girl, Sinterklaas (Saint Nicholas, the original Santa Claus) will leave snoep (candy) in your klompen! In early December, before going to bed, you leave a wortel (carrot) in your klomp for the Sint's horse - try it this year, you never know!
We think klompen are, in a word - fantastische (fantastic) - een veelzijdige schoen (a versatile shoe).
Check out these klompen/klomp we've seen here in Nederland (The Netherlands).
In a winkel (store) in Volendam.
A nagerecht (dessert) of ijs (ice cream) served in a klomp at a restaurant in Delft- it was Lekker! (delicious).
Even our American "mom" has klompen , although she bought them years ago in Disney World - hee hee. She likes to wear them in the sneeuw (snow).
However, we're going to get some new "kat-sized" klompen soon, but Sacha can't decide if the wants plain ones or pink sparkly ones. * cat rolling eyes*. What kleur (color) klompen do you think Sacha should get?
Finn & Sacha
Holland, klompen, Dutch