Monday, November 21, 2011

Sinterklaas's Arrival in Dordrecht 2011...

I was just sent this You Tube link ('Bedankt Tante Mieke!') showing the official arrival of Sinterklaas in The Netherlands last week. The video is a bit long (I didn't watch the whole thing either) but just click through it a bit.

This is the most typical Dutch event you will ever come across...  {smile}


  1. Oh, I used to love celebrating Sinterklaas! And I even remember some of the songs. Give me enough to drink and I'll start singing them to you :)

  2. Love it!! I love the dance with the two guys - presenter & mayor?? Very funny! Interesting too, I love other countries Christmas festivities. xx

  3. I remember Nicholaus coming to my home when I was a little girl. For some reason he seemed so familiar even though he had a beard and long red robe.. Then I recognized the shoes!!!! It was Opa!!! My grandfather LOL!!!
    Stay warm!!
    Chris :o)

  4. I like the look of the Dutch Sinterklaas. There's a bit of King Neptune about him!

  5. Wat ziet je blog er mooi uit, geweldig met die oude foto's! Mijn complimenten! En ja, we hebben een nieuwe he, de oude is met pensioen... Leuk om te zien!

  6. This looks fun I have a friend who told me stories about this!


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