Crowds waiting for Sinterklaas

Crowds waiting for Sinterklaas

Photos: Sinterklaas op Texel

Sinterklaas op Texel

Texel, The Netherlands

Sinterklaas Arrival

The people on the island of Texel go to the harbor to meet the boat bringing Sinterklaas from Spain. After being greeted by the mayor, Sint walks about for an hour shaking hands and greeting children. Then he takes a taxi into Den Burg as part of a procession of automobiles, horse drawn carriages and tractors. In town he mounts a horse and rides about while the acrobatic Piets give pepernoten to the children.
Crowds waiting for Sinterklaas
Sinterklaas disembarks from the ship
The mayor greets Sinterklaas
Sinterklaas greets the crowd
Sinterklaas working the crowd
Sinterklaas on horseback in the village of Den Burg