Sunday, July 10, 2011
Symbols of Holland
An official from the Netherlands, showing tulips, clogs, and a windmill.
Tulips, first wildflowers from central Asia, were cultivated in Turkey, then brought to the Netherlands in the 17th century. "Tulip" comes from the Turkish word for "turban."
Clogs are called klompen in Dutch. Heehee. Apparently the traditional wooden ones can be accredited for safety standards, impermeable to sharp objects and even concentrated acid. Perhaps I should get some for work, as they recently instated a change to the dress code so now we have to wear close-toed shoes.
I didn't put in the stamp as it is the normal world-heart one.