Sinterklaas coming on steamship from Spain

Sinterklaas coming on steamship from Spain

Photos: Ada Nieuwendijk Stichting Sinterklaas Intocht Amsterdam
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Stichting Sinterklaas Intocht Amsterdam

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam Sinterklaas Arrival

In mid-November Sinterklaas arrives by steamboat in Amsterdam, usually on the Sunday following his offical Netherlands arrival. 300,000 people line the streets to greet the good saint, who comes accompanied by 450 Piets.
Sinterklaas coming on steamship from Spain
The mayor greets Sinterklaas
Sinterklaas rides a white horse through the streets
Sinterklaas waves to the crowds
The parade goes from the Scheepvaartmuseum, winding to the Leidseplein
Sinterklaas addressing the crowds from the balcony of the Stadsschouwburg