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Sinterklaas


WE CANNOT GUARANTEE DELIVERY IN TIME FOR SINTERKLAAS FOR ORDERS THAT ARE PLACED ON OR AFTER DECEMBER 2nd!

We are happy to present you with our collection of Sinterklaas candy! Sinterklaas is a Dutch holiday, which is celebrated on December 4,5, and 6th, although "Sinterklaas Avond (Eve)" is only celebrated on the 5th. It is basically meant for the little ones, just like Christmas is, and it is also celebrated nationwide by young and old, christian and non-christian, and without any religious overtones.

A few weeks before his holiday, "Sinterklaas" comes to Holland on his steamer with all his "zwarte pieten," and the presents which they prepared in Spain during the year. This event can be seen on Dutch television. From his arrival in Holland until his holiday, the kids can put their shoes in front of the fireplace. At night, "Sinterklaas" visits all the houses by travelling over the roofs on his horse, traditionally white/grey (called "Schimmel" in Dutch), along with "zwarte piet". They enter the houses through the chimney to put the presents in the shoes. Sometimes, the kids put straw, carrots, and water near the shoe for the horse.

"Towards December 5th, St. Nicholas poems pop up everywhere in the Netherlands: in the press, in