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Typical Dutch products … ripe for the museum?

You might not consider Dutch cheese, clogs or tulips to be all that special – yet many of these traditional Dutch icons are in fact ripe for the museum! Indeed, there are a number of museums in the Netherlands that specifically showcase these famous Dutch products, forever guaranteeing their place in posterity…

Dutch tulips and clogs

The Dutch Cheese Museum

The Dutch Cheese Museum is located in the monumental Weigh House in Alkmaar and dedicated exclusively to Dutch cheese.  Now celebrating its 30th anniversary, the museum, which presents the history of Dutch cheese making, farming and the dairy trade, is expected to welcome around 1 million visitors this year.

The International Wooden Shoe Museum

The International Wooden Shoe Museum in Eelde houses a huge array of typical Dutch clogs in all shapes and sizes, in addition to a selection of clog making tools. It also exhibits approximately 2,200 pairs of wooden footwear from 43 different countries around the world and, according to the museum’s own promotional material, boasts the largest and most comprehensive clog collection in the entire world.

The Amsterdam Tulip Museum

If you’re planning a short break to the Netherlands and are somewhat pressed for time, you can still admire beautiful Dutch tulips without leaving the capital. The ever-popular Amsterdam Tulip Museum, which can be found on the pretty Prinsengracht in the heart of historic Amsterdam, reveals the extraordinarily rich history of this captivating Dutch flower that has inspired artists at home and abroad throughout the centuries.

And, even if you don’t have the opportunity to visit one of these fascinating museums in the near future, you needn’t go without your Dutch cheese, clogs or tulips. Simply visit online Dutch supermarket, Holland at Home, and choose from their delicious range of Dutch cheese and delightful clog and tulip souvenirs instead!

Prefer to read this article in Dutch? Then why not visit our sister blog, Heimwee.info, specifically intended for Dutch emigrants abroad?

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