Photos: courtesy of Hans Eland

Overdie District

Alkmaar, The Netherlands

Sinterklaas Arrival

Sinterklaas comes by steamboat to Alkmaar. He is greeted by a band; he contiues into Overdie followed by a float filled with children's presents.
The steamboat
Sint & Piets on the boat
Sint is welcomed by the band
Presents ready for distribution
Drawing a picture of the stoomboot