Children’s Books in Dutch / Flemish

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  • Van Sinterklaas en Pieterbaas

    Abramsz, Simon; J. G. Kesler, illustratior
    Van Belkum, the Netherlands, 1926, 3rd edition

    The first popular Dutch book to name Sinterklaas helper; songs with classic illustrations on board pages

  • Klaasje Sinterklaasje

    Amant, Kathleen
    Clavis Uiteverij Hasselt - Amsterdam, 2010

    Sweet little story—Little Klaas dresses up as Sinterklaas and goes out to be Sint. Klaas falls, Sinterklaas invites him to help until he’s tired and falls asleep.

  • Lieve Sinterklaas

    Amant, Kathleen
    Clavis Uiteverij Hasselt - Amsterdam, 2006

    A little girl visits Saint-Nicolas in a store, who tells her he’ll bring a gift, speculoos, and chocolate. On the Eve of Saint-Nicolas she wears new pyjamas and the next morning finds a doll and stroller, clementines and a chocolate Saint-Nicolas. The story ends with the girl holding the doll with chocolate on her face. Also available in French as Bonjour, Saint-Nicolas! in French.

  • De Mijter van Jules

    Berebrouckx, Annemie
    Zwijsen-Infoboek, Antwerp, 2003

    Jules makes a new miter for Sinerklaas; he puts a letter and the miter with his shoe. Will Sinterklaas use the miter? Short board book for young children.

  • De Kleren van Sinterklaas

    Biegel, Paul, illus. by Sanne te Loo
    Lemniscaat b.v., Rotterdam, 2009

    Story of little girl Anouk who finds a suitcase with Sinterklaas clothes in her house; no one believes Sinterklaas is staying there until the mystery is solved

  • Sint en de Cadeautjesdief

    Bijl, Martine & Loes Riphagen
    Blue in Green BV
    Douwe Egberts, 2010

    Amsterdam, the Netherlands

    The leprechaun children don’t receive gifts! What is to be done? Stealing presents from Sinterklaas’ gift store? There must be a better solution.

  • Bobbi Viert Sinterklaas

    Bijlsma, Ingeborg and Maas, Monica
    Kluitman Alkmaar B.V. Netherlands, 2005

    Sweet little book showing Bobbi bear’s Sinterklaas celebration

  • Kom Maar Binnen Sinterklaas!

    Bijvoet, Caroline, Liliane Crismer, illustrator
    Hemma, Chevron, Belgium, 2005

    Pop-up Sinterklaas story with four double-page pop-up scenes

  • Kom maar binnen Sinterklaas!

    Bijvoet, Caroline, Michel Rainaud, illustrator
    Hemma, Chevron, Belgium, ca 2008

    Pop-up Sinterklaas story with four double-page pop-up scenes

  • Kom Maar Binnen Sinterklaas!

    Bijvoet, Caroline, Michel Rainaud, illustrator
    Hemma, Chevron, Belgium, ca 2000

    Pop-up book with four double-page pop-up Sinterklaas scenes

  • Dikkie Dik viert Sinterklaas

    Boeke, Jet
    Gottmer Uitgevers Groep, Haarlem, Netherlands, 2009

    Four sweet stories with popular Dikkie Dik and friends at Sinterklaas season

  • Sinterklaas komt aan: Pop-up boek

    Boek Specials Nederland bv
    2010
    Oegstgeest, the Netherlands

    Small pop-up book with four scenes

  • Het Sinterklaas Feest Pop-up Boek

    Boek Specials Nederlands bv
    2012
    Oegstgeest, the Netherlands

    Pop-up book with four scenes

  • Nijntje aet Haar Schoen

    Bruna, Dick
    Mercis Publishing bv., 2013
    Amsterdam, the Netherlands

    Delightful little board book; Nijntje (Miffy) getting ready for Sinterklaas

  • Nijntje Zingt Voor Sinerklaas

    Bruna, Dick
    Mercis Publishing bv., 2016
    Amsterdam, the Netherlands

    Sweet small board book, sing along with beloved Bruna character Nijntje (Miffy).

  • Het Sinterklaasboek voor peuters en kleuters

    Busser, Marianne and Ron Schroder; illustrated by Dagmar Stam
    The House of Books, Vianen, the Netherlands, 2001

    Nicely illustrated book for young children, showing the whole Sinterklaas experience

  • October • November • December

    Cramer, Rie
    Van Goor Zonen, the Hague, the Netherlands, undated

    Nicely illustrated verses for each month; each originally published separately

  • December: Wintermaand

    Cramer, Rie
    Mulder & Zoon, Amsterdam,, undated

    Lovely pictures and verse in Dutch

  • Lust Sinterklaas speculaas?

    Daniels, Guy and Ina Hallemans
    Clavis Uiteverij Hasselt - Amsterdam, 2007

    Small book with an interview with Sinterklaas and an illustrated recipe for speculaas

  • Sinterklaasje, kom maar binnen!

    den Hollander, Vivian; illustrated by Juliette de Wit
    Uitgeverij Van Holkema & Warendorf, Houten, the Netherlands, 2003

    Seven nicely illustrated stories

  • St. Nicolaas — droom

    Donker, Nelly
    circa 1950

  • De Groeten van de Goede Sint

    Dros, Imme, illustrated by Harrie Geelen
    Blue in Green BV, Amsterdam, 2006

    Nicely illustrated story about the competition between Santa and Sinterklaas—with Santa as the bad guy.

  • Paulus de Hulpsinterklaas

    Dulieu, Jean
    Hema, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 1987

  • Sinterklaas en Zwarte Veer

    Eekhof, Willem/Jan van der Voo; illustrated by Jan van der Voo
    Zwijsen thuis, the Netherlands, 2000

    Story told with Rebus pictures

  • O, Kom er eens Kijken …

    Fredriks, Catharina
    Teleac/NOT, Hilversum, Netherlands, 2002

    Nicely illustrated story of a badger getting ready for St. Nicholas

  • Sinterklaasje kom maar binnen …

    Fredriks, Catharina
    Teleac/NOT, Hilversum, Netherlands, 2000

    Follows Sinterklaas and Piets as they arrive and visit the palace, a small house trailer, hospital, seniors, and more

  • Musti Dag Sinterklaas

    Goossens, Ray
    Standaard, Belgium, 2000

    Musti meets Sinterklaas

  • Sinterklaasverhalen

    Halfmouw, Saskia, illustrator
    Uitgeversmaatschappij Holland, Haarlem, the Netherlands, 1996

    Anthology of Sinterklaas stories, songs, and poems

  • Hoe Piet Kleur Kreeg

    Henderson, Saskia; Minke Willemse, illustrator
    SAAM Uitgeverij, 2016
    Hillegom, the Netherlands

    Cheerful book tells how Piet got his color and why there are Piets in different colors

  • Sinterklaas de Kindervriend

    Herzen, Frank
    Hema, De Ballon, Belgium, 1995

    Nicely illustrated softcover booklet with four Sinterklaas stories

  • Sinterklaas is Weer in’t Land

    Herzen, Frank
    De Ballon, Belgium, 1988

    One of the stories from Sinterklaas de Kindervriend

  • Balotje en Sinterklaas

    Jagtenberg, Yvonne
    Uitgeverij Leopold, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 2008

    Balotje in this sweet story dresses as Sinterklaas as she waits; Sinterklaas leaves for Spain before she can thank him, so a whole year passes before she sees him again

  • Sinterklaas

    Jitta, Ceseli Josephus and Marga Smits
    Kimio, Netherlands, 1986

  • Sinterklaasje Pieterbaasje

    Jordaan, Jeanine
    Kimio, the Netherlands, 2001

    Cute little book of two children dressing up as Sint and Piet

  • Sinterklaas shape book

    Keiser, G Tj, illustrator
    The Netherlands, 1927

    Tall (15 1/4-inches) shape book with Sinterklaas songs

  • Nooit meer Sinterklaas!

    Kersergen, Wouter
    Leesleeuw, Uitgeverij Leopold, 2006
    Netherlands/Belgium

    Sinterklaas is on a long summer vacation; when he learns about things being modernized, he goes on strike

  • Sinterklaas is in het land!
    De kerstman brengt pakjes!

    Kokobun, Shimako, illustrator
    ImageBooks Publishers BV with Hema, Netherlands, 2002

    Long, fold-out board book, the reverse is “De Kerstman brengt pakjes!”

  • Dansen op het dak

    Kraan, Hanna; illustrated by Jung-Hee Spetter
    Lemniscaat b.v., Rotterdam, 1998

    Collection of stories with bright illustrations

  • Lolo speelt Sinterklaas

    Krijger, Marjolein
    Zwijsen Algemeen BV, Tilburg, Netherlands, 2000

    Small board book about Lolo for young children

  • Groot Sinterklaasboek

    Kunst, Nelly; illustrated by Guunst Hens
    Het Goede Boek, Huizen, Netherlands, ca 1990s

    Sinterklaas and Christmas stories; book reverses to “Groot Kerstboek”

  • KASPER kan niet slapen (Casper can’t sleep)

    Kuyper, Sjoerd
    Blue in Green BV, Amsterdam, 2004

    This lovely limited edition book was a premium given by DE (Douwe Egberts) coffee & tea brand with the purchase of four packages of tea.

  • De Vrienden van Sinterklaas

    Kuyper, Sjoerd
    Hoogland & Van Klaveren, 2014

    The boy Broes is disappointed his father is “too busy” to come to Sinterklaas with him. His sister explains he’s a friend of Sint and a helper. The big question: what color will he choose? The helpers choose many colors.

  • Het Kleinste Pietje

    Kuyper, Sjoerd; Harmen van Straaten, illustrator
    Uitgeverij Hoogland & Van Klaveren, 2015

    Young boy wants to be Piet like his Dad though it takes a long time; multi-colored Piets

  • Sinterklaas-Kapoentje

    Langeler, Freddie, illustrator
    Kluitman, the Netherlands, 1990

    Board book with lovely illustrations

  • De Baard van Sinterklaas

    Meinderts, Koos
    Leesleeuw, Uitgeverij Leopold, 2006
    Netherlands/Belgium

    Sinterklaas’ beard is too long; Piets cut it, but they cut it all off; what will happen?

  • Schoenen voor Sinterklaas

    Michgelsen, Pauline and Barbara de Wolf
    Uitgeverij Zwijsen, 2007

    Young Said has only been in the Netherlands a few months and doesn’t yet know about Sinterklaas. Sweet story.

  • Een brief voor Sinterklaas

    Neysen, Lieve, illustrator
    Deltas, Belgium, 1989

    Short board book, nicely illustrated; story of boy being nicer to sister

  • Sinterklaas en de Bosmuisjes

    Oomen, Francine
    Kitt/Unieboek BV, Houten, the Netherlands, 1996

    Sweet little board book: Sintermuis visits the wood mice, comes with mouse finger puppet

  • Sinterklaasje, kom maar binnen met je Piet

    Passchier, Paul and Thedo Keizer
    Ploegsma, 2014
    Amsterdam, the Netherlands

    Traditional Sinterklaas songs updated for the 21st century; removing archaic language, negative concepts, and subservient descriptions of Pieten.

  • Het Verhaal van Sinterklaas

    Paul, Aloys, illustrated by John Rabou
    Van Buren Kinderboeken, Netherlands, 2000

    Nicely illustrated story of Sinterklaas activities; lots of Piets

  • Kabouter Sinterklaasboek

    Poortvliet, Rien
    Kampen, Netherlands, 2001

    Board book with Rien Poorvliet’s detailed illustrations

  • Een Sint Nicolaas Verhaal: of Het Woestste Diertje in het Woud

    Reinhart, Terri, translated by Anouk Tompot
    Patrick Reinhart, 2010
    Wheat Ridge, Colorado

    Sweet story shows St. Nicholas showing how generosity and helping others changes hearts

    Purchase from amazon.com

  • Daar Komt Sinterklaas!

    Roiva, S.
    Deltas, Belgium, 1990

    Board book with windows peeking from page to page

  • Sint Nikolaas en zijn Knecht

    Schenkman, J.
    Stadsmuseum IJsselstein, Netherlands, 2002 (original G. Theod. Bom, Amsterdam, circa 1850)

    Small replica edition; Schenkman’s book first established Nicholas with a Moorish helper and shaped Dutch customs for St. Nicholas—arriving in ship from Spain, helper, visiting schools and homes, carrying off bad children

  • Sint Nicolaas en zinjn Knecht

    Schenkman, J.
    Chantecleer, Netherlands, undated

    Reproduction of the illustrations by P. J. van Geldorp from the 1880 edition (Vlieger); songs with music

  • Sinterklaas Avond

    Schermelè, Willy
    G.N., Netherlands, circa 1955

    Shape book with stories and songs

  • De heerlijkste 5 december in vijfhonderd-vierenzeventig jaar

    Schmidt, Annie M. G.; illustrated by Fiep Westendorp
    Querido's Uitgeverij b.v., Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 1960, 1968, 2004

    Sint and Piet have an adventure and nearly drown; in a turn-around they receive gifts before resuming their regular roles

  • JIP en JANNEKE Sinterklaas komt!

    Schmidt, Annie M. G.; illustrated by Fiep Westendorp
    Querido's Uitgeverij b.v., Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 2006

    Popular silhouette children Jip and Janneke wait for Sinterklaas

  • De Kinder Rijmenbundel: 150 Sinterklaas- en Kerstrijmen

    Sint-Nicolaasrijmenblad
    Roosendaal, the Netherlands, undated

    150 Sinterklaas rhymes for children 6 – 13 years of age

  • Sinterklaasje

    Slegers, Liesbet
    Uitgeverij Clavis, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 2003

    Colorful picture book

  • Dag Sint! Dag Piet!

    Sluyzer, Betty and Mies van Hout
    Kimio, the Netherlands, 2002

    Simple story about the feest for very young children

  • Sinterklaas en Pierewiet

    Sluyzer, Betty and Suzanne Diederen
    Mercis Publishing — Kimio, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 2010

    Sweet little lift-the-flap book; Sinterklaas brings a very young Piet along for his first time to be his helper. Each page has a flap with a surprise, some humorous.

  • Het boek van Sinterklaas

    Smulders, Lea
    Cantecleer / De Bilt

    Stories with songs in the back

  • De Sint en het Cybercomplot

    Stitchting Nationaal Sint Nicolaas Comité
    Concept BV, Netherlands, 1999

    Comprehensive story, comic book style

  • Het Grote Boek voor Sinterklaas
    Het Grote Boek voor Kerstmis

    Takens, Anne; illustraged by Dagmar Stam
    Van Holkema & Warendorf, Houten, the Netherlands, 1993, 2002

  • Het Sinterklaasboek

    Ter Haar, Jaap and Rien Poortvliet
    Van Reemst, Netherlands, 1982

    Stories and songs illustrated by Rien Poortvliet; book reverses to “Het Kerstboek”

  • Sinterklaas is Ziek

    Terlouw, Jan and Ann De Bode
    Douwe Egberts, 2012
    Amsterdam, the Netherlands

    Sinterklaas is sick, so Piet needs to get a gift. Piet has trouble. Appealing collage illustrations.

  • Vertelsels

    Timmermans, Felix
    Kinkhoren, 1945
    Brussels, Belgium

    Contains four tales, including “Sint Nikolaas en de Drie Kinderen” illustrated by Felix Timmermans daughter, Tonet Timmermans

  • 10 Sinterklaas Verhalen

    unknown
    Ridderhof, Rotterdam, the Netherlands, 1977

    Ten Sinterklaas stories

  • Nik en Laura Helpen Sinterklaas

    van de Coolwijki, Marion; illustrated by Magda van Tilburg
    Uitgeverij Kluitman, Alkmaar, the Netherlands, 2005

    Young readers’ story

  • Het Grote Sinterklaasboek en het grote Kerstboek

    van den Heuvel, Hetty; illustrated by Bep Thysse
    Deltas, Harderwijk, Netherlands, undated

    Color illustsrations on each page

  • Roet in het Eten

    van Dort, Evelien
    Callenbach, Kampen, Netherlands, 2009

    Black and white illustrations

  • Sinterklaas Blÿft een zomer over …

    Van Eyk, Henriette
    N.V.Em. Querido's Uitgeversmij, 1948

    Story illustrated with black and white silhouette pictures

  • Rikki helpt Sinerklaas

    van Genechten, Guido
    Clavis Uiteverij Hasselt - Amsterdam, 2009

    Sinterklaas horse is sick. Popular bunny character Rikki gives carrots to the horse and he gets better!

  • Sinterklaas Shape Book

    van Groen, Len, illustrator
    Mulder & Zoon, Amsterdam, Netherlands, circa 1950

    Large format (6 1/4 x 12 1/2 inches), watercolor illustrations, six illustrated Sinterklaas songs

  • De Pieten Maken het Bont

    van Hest, Pimm
    Clavis Books, 2014

    Sinterklaas goes on vacation and colorful naughty Piets get into all kinds of trouble.

  • Sint Nicolaas Boek

    van Leeuwen, Nans
    Uitgave Mulder & Zoon, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, ca 1950s

    Illustrated poems and songs

  • de Echte Sinterklaas vertelt

    van Speijk, S., illustrated by Wilbert van der Steen
    Piccolo, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1998

    Short stories and traditional songs with black and white illustrations

  • Sinterklaas en de Dubbelganger

    van Vliet, Paul and Aurélie Guillerey
    Unox
    Blue in Green Publishing, 2014

    Amsterdam, the Netherlands

    When Sinterklaas arrives for the big Arrival, he is too late. An imposter, who looks just like him, has already arrived and has started the procession. What will happen? How will they find out who is the true Sint? Piets are varying shades and do not have racially stereotyped features.

  • Sinterklaas: een boek vol verhalen, spelletjes en lekkernijen

    Velderman, Diana Klein
    ImageBooks, Eindhoven, Netherlands, 2002

    Illustrated stories, songs, and recipes

  • Mijn Sinterklaasfeest!

    Visser, Ellen
    ImageBooks, Eindhoven, Netherlands, 2002

    Small book with some craft ideas and places for children to put pictures and other info about their own celebrations

  • Nog é’én nachtje slapen …

    Vriens, Jacques; illustrated by Dagmar Stam
    Van Holkema & Warendorf, Houten, the Netherlands, 2001

    Book of holidays, good section for Sinterklaas

  • Alleen maar stoute kinderen

    Vuijsje, Robert
    Leopold Books, 2014

    Sammie and Daantje want to dress up as Sinterklaas and Piet. What color will they choose? Nice book about Piets in many colors.

  • Schimmel is Ziek

    Westera, Bette & Annemarie van Haeringen
    Blue in Green Publishing, the Netherlands, 2006

    Cute story of Sinterklaas looking for another horse when his is sick

  • Hoe Oud Is Sinterklaas?

    Westera, Bette; Barbara de Wolf, illustrator
    SBA Pers, 2015
    Leiden, the Netherlands
    Age 6+

    Stories that answer children’s questions about Sinterklaas—how old is he? Shoes? Horse? White Piets? and more; in depth information for parents, too

More Books About St. Nicholas
Basic Books about St. Nicholas
Picture Books for Younger Children (and all ages)
Picture Books for Older Children
Books for Older Children
Saints Books for Adults
Saints Books for Children
Activity Books and Other Resources
Christmas Books with St. Nicholas
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