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.