Volendam, Netherlands(2017)
June 2017
River Cruise
5 Countries
The village was having a culture festival

We took a ferry across the water
This "tropical" island was outfitted with palm trees
as part of a McDonald's promotion "Win a Tropical Island"
This village maintains much traditional culture
Including a factory producing wooden shoes
The craftsman demonstrated the process. No longer carved by hand, but by machine
these shoes are still worn by farmers and those tending windmills because the land is so wet
He told Joe that the shoes he has from his grandmother's trip to Holland in the 1930s were made by hand