"Celebration of Sinterklaas" Netherlands Local Custom Tip by catnl

Netherlands Local Customs: 288 reviews and 290 photos

  Sinterklaas in Nederland
by catnl

Sinterklaas is celebrated at December 5th or 6th for the kids. On the picture my son Hans with a Sinterklaas..
People can hire ä Sinterklaas with Zwarte Pieten" for a visit in ur home if u want.
3 weeks before Sinterklas is coming from Spain...ahum...and he will be welcomed in many cities, sometimes he comes in by boat or by helicopter. In Earlier days he used to ride to the districts on a horse:-)
After Sinterklaas is in the Netherlands small kids are putting their shoe somewhere in the house at night before they go to sleep....(years ago we had chimneys but not everu house still has one)...
When they wake up there can be some candy or fruit inside their shoes. Many kids are very exited about this event.and on december 5th. some people have organized a surprise night. Some give presents with poems! Some just the presents which are specially wrapped.

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  • Updated Jan 29, 2003
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