St. Nicholas Books in Dutch

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  • Legends van Sint Nicolaas

    Beke, Jos and Rijsterborgh, Jan
    Nijmegen, the Netherlands, 1997

    Legends from a Russian hagiographic icon illustrated with black and white classic images

  • Het Sinterklaas Boek

    Boer, Eugenie & John Helsloot
    Waanders Uitgevers, Zwolle, with Museum Catharijneconvent, Utrecht, 2009

    Delightful little book about Saint Nicholas, Sinterklaas and Dutch customs, an illustration on each page, nearly all in color

  • Het Verhaal van Zwarte Piet: Geschiedenis en betekenis

    Booy, Frits
    Tijdschrift Immaterieel Erfgoed, 2014

    History and some interpretation of the traditional Zwarte Piet, though recognizes at the end that change may come; only time will tell. Complete text available online.

  • Sinterklaas-recepten

    Braakhekke, Joop
    Margriet
    Verenigde Nederlandse Uitgeverijen

    Haarlem, the Netherlands

    Small booklet with traditional recipes and more for Sinterklaas, including all meal courses

  • Handboek voor Hulpsinterklazen

    Brink, Jos
    Uitgeverij Lannoo nv, Tielt, the Netherlands, 2008

    Book for Sinterklaases: information about St. Nicholas, the festival, costume, makeup and hints for sints

  • Sint in de Stad

    Dehandschutter, Lieven
    Sint-Nicolaas Genootschap Vlaanderen, Belgium, 2000

    Sint Nicolaas in Sint-Niklaas, Belgium, and the tenth anniversary of the society

  • Van Nicolaas tot Speelgoedbaas: de Geschieadenis van de Goedheiligman

    de Jonge, et.al
    Sint Nicolaas Intocht, Amsterdam, 1998

    Small well-illustrated book of Nicholas in Amsterdam, churches & museums

  • Liefu Sinterklaas: Letters to Sinterklaas

    de Wit, Anton
    Stichting Kinderboerderij, Nuenen, the Netherlands, undated

    Children’s drawings illustrate letters sent to Sinterklaas

  • Van Nicolaas van Myra tot Sinterklaas: De kracht van een verhaal

    Ghesquiere, Rita
    Uitgeverij Davisfonds, Leuven, Belgium Y Acco, Amersfoort, the Netherlands, 1989

    Comprehensive history of Nicholas in history, folklore and the modern development into Sinterklaas and Santa Claus

  • Make-up voor Professional en Hobby

    Grimas
    Grimas, Haarlem, the Netherlands, undted

    Booklet with make-up instructions, photos

  • Sint Nicolaas Zwarte Piet Kerstman: hun kostuums en schmink

    Jans, Martin; costumes by Mirjan Andriesse
    Uitgeverij Maja, Almere, the Netherlands, 1984

    Patterns to be enlarged and instructions; also directions for make-up, etc.

  • Zijn de oliebollen klaar? Conférences, liedjes en andere teksten over Sinterklaas, Kerst, Oud en Nieuw

    Meijinen, Nanda and Jaap Voerman, editors
    Novella Uitgeverij b.v., Amersfoort, the Netherlands, 1990

    Anthology of songs and verses for Sinterklaas, Christmas and New Year

  • Catharijne: Magazine van Museum Catharijnneconvent Utrecht

    Museum Catharijnneconvent Utrecht
    Utrecht, the Netherlands, 2009.3

    Information and illustrations about the exhibit, “Sint-Nicolaas op bezoek”

  • Sint Nicolaasgenootschap Nederland: 1993 - 2003

    Nijssen, Robert, Guus Smits, René Toonen, editors
    Sint Nicolaasgenootschap Nederland, 2003

    History and activities of the society with comprehensive information about Saint Nicholas and Nicholas churches in the Netherlands

  • Op bezoek bij Sinterklaas

    Nijs, Ward, illustrated by Marko Heijl, Kampen, the Netherlands
    Uitgeverij Kok, 2003

    Sumptuously illustrated large-format coffee-table book, produced in cooperation with Sint Nicolaasgenootschap Vlaanderen in Sint Niklaas, Belgium

  • 3de Sinterklaastoet

    Onder de auspicien van Z. Ex. De Heer Mari235;n, Gouverneur van de Prov. O.-Vlaanderen
    Jos D'Hondt, Sint-Niklaas, Belgium, 1958

    Program for Sinterklaas Parade; many advertisements with Sint illustrations and verses

  • Zou de Goede Sint Wel Komen … Sinterklaasgedichten uit de Tweede Wereldoorlog

    Piersma, Henke
    Uitgeverij Balans, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 2009

    Songs, poems and photos show how Sinterklaas was used to keep Dutch morale up during World War II

  • Het Gouden Boek van Sinterklaas

    Smit, Peter
    Uitgeverij Rubinstein bv, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 2005

    Large format book commemorates 50 years of official arrivals with information and many photos

  • Leven en Legenden van Sinterklaas in Vlaanderen

    Stad Sint-Niklaas
    1977

    Exhibition catalog

  • Sint Nicolaas van A tot Z

    Stitchting Nationaal Sint Nicolaas Comitê
    1997

    Everything about Sint Nicolaas, many pictures

  • SINT: Het 5 Decembergevoel voor groote mensen

    Uitgeverij BCM
    Eindhoven, the Netherlands, 2009

    Large format, beautifully illustrated magazine covers many aspects of Sinterklaas: an interview with the saint, recipes, songs, related site visits and more; a complimentary CD is included. The annual publication began in 2000.

  • Sint Nicolaas

    unknown
    undated

    Large format eight-page leaflet with several full-page illustrations

  • Rijm Het-zelf-gids

    van Altena, Ernst
    Hema B.V., Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 1991, 1992

    100 Sinterklaas poems, 2500 rhyming words

  • Succes Surprises Gids

    van Altena, Ernst
    Hema B.V., Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 1991, 1992

    Tips for making easy Sinterklaas surprises (concealed gifts)

  • Rijm het zelf gids

    van Altena, Ernst and Rosa Bromet
    Hema, 2000

    Rhyming book to help folks write Sinterklaas rhymes

  • Sint-Nicolaasliederen: De muzikale geschiedenis van het Sint-Nicolaasfeest

    van Benthem, Henk
    Kemper Conseil Publishing, Leidschendam, 2009

    The musical history of the feast of Saint Nicholas, including early church songs, legends and later children’s Sinterklaas songs; includes a CD with 12 of the songs

  • Sinterklaas Rijmpjesboek

    van der Kraan, Nico
    Centripress B.V., Naarden, the Netherlands, 2001

    150 rhymes for Sinterklaas surprises

  • Sint Niklaas de Nicolaaskerk

    Weemaes, Richard
    Lannoo, 1987

    Large, well-illustrated volume with the history and treasures of the church

  • Sinterklaas Lexicon: Sinerklaas van A tot Z

    Wouters, Marie-José
    Becht

    Comprehensive guide to everything about Sinterklaas, illustrated

  • Sinter Claes

    drukkerij Peco, Amsterdam, undated

    Small book of Nicholas in Amsterdam, churches & museums

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