Saturday, 15 November 2014

Sinterklaas has arrived in Holland!

Ever heard of the Dutch Sinterklaas? He arrived from Spain today.  And we are thrilled to have him safe and sound on Dutch soil.

Over 25,000 enthusiast visitors attended the nationwide arrival of Sinterklaas and
his helpers in Gouda. After the festive reception on IJsselkade by Mayor Milo
Shoemaker and children mayor Dieuwertje Kerkhoven, drove Nicholas a
beautiful Sinterklaas Route through the monumental old town of Gouda.
Along the canals were thousands of children and parents wave to the Nicholas and his many helpers, including some Gouda cheese and stroopwafel helpers. After a festive ride was St. Nicolas given a warm welcome by a large audience at the historic Town Hall on the Market.
During and after the arrival enjoyed by both young and old there were all kind of activities in the center of Gouda. Children visited the Piet School, Mayor Shoemaker: "Gouda is with great pleasure working towards this particular day. Many volunteers, institutions and entrepreneurs were active for months to prepare for his arrival to perfection."


  1. Thank you for sharing Han. ;)

    Hugs and Blessings...

    1. It is the equivalent of Santa Claus in our country, so it one of our oldest, and most cherished traditions.

      Thank you for your comment,


  2. My shoes were never so clean as they were evening of 5. 12.
    Putting at the Windows and waiting for st. Nicolaus.

    Nice tradition , but not know here in Sweden.

    Thank you, Han.


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