Sounds of midwinter horn fill the air during Zorgvlied walking tour

But after the walk there is another surprise waiting. Participants can watch how a midwinter horn is made. In the center of Zorgvlied, specialists Peter and Roelie Kuipers show how it’s done.

Wizard with Wood, Peter Kuipers, is busy with the horn. Piece by piece he removes some wood. “I hollow it out completely. The horn is, as it were, sawn in half, as soon as both sides are hollow I glue them back together. And voilà, as soon as it has dried properly, a sound comes out.”

According to him, alder wood and birch wood work best. “That first has to dry for a year,” Kuipers continues. “That type of wood is easy to work with. I also sometimes use oak.”