It was while I was returning south to Amsterdam from a visit to the northern Dutch Fries Museum, that I broke my journey to visit the Eungs Schöppe Museum in Markelo. Markelo is not the easiest place to visit - it is due south of Groningen and just south of the E30 which links The Hague to Osnabruck - but it is on a railway line - and if you can find an excuse to visit this small museum, you certainly should.
The museum has an excellent collection of samplers and lace - with the bonus of selling sampler patterns in its little shop. There is also a lovely and very interesting costume archive. Just click here for more details.