Sinterklaas in Amsterdam
Sinterklaas in Amsterdam. It seems too early, but this is a very Dutch celebration. In the middle of November Sinterklaas arrives from his home in Spain.This is really the start of the festive season in The Netherlands. The day after he arrives, he tours through the streets of Amsterdam to meet his adoring public. Children and adults go will to see him and his helpers the Pieten. Then he goes on a tour of the country until the main festival on the 5th December. Seeing him ride on a white horse through the street is a must for locals and expats alike. The official website is here and for more great festivals in the Netherlands see our listings. See out blog post about Sinterklaas to understand more about this fun festival.