A Dutch dream in the heart of Coffs
THE Clog Barn provides a fascinating insight into Dutch architecture and culture.
This is an outing for all the family, especially if you have out-of-town visitors to amuse during these school holidays.
For those fortunate enough to have visited the Netherlands, the miniature replicas will bring back travel memories of the actual buildings.
All the model buildings and town centres are clearly marked as to what they are and where they are.
Complete with working windmills, the work is a labour of love of Dutchborn Tom Hartsuyker (pictured) who has created this over the past 35 years.
The buildings include tiny details and are also staged with miniature animal and people models as well as complementary landscaping adding the magic.
For the kids, the two model trains winding their way through the village are always a hit.
After you’ve toured the miniature village, take some time to browse the attached shop.
Here you’ll find everything Dutch from knick-knacks, books, clogs, wooden cuckoo clocks and Delft ware – hand-painted blue and white pieces from the canal city of Delft in Holland.
There are also a large selection of fun novelty items and range of souvenirs.
Next door is Big Oma’s restaurant, open daily from 8am serving breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea and Dutch delicacies and croquettes, making it the perfect end to your visit. The miniature village at The Clog Barn is free to visit. Parking is available out front and there is disabled access.
For more details about this popular tourist destination see www.clogbarn.com.au.
DUTCH TOUCH: Tom Hartsuyker at The Clog Barn.