It’s Sinterklaas!

Boat parade; Sinterklaas; Amsterdam, NL

On a Sunday in the middle of November, St. Nicholas, known as Sinterklaas in the Netherlands, arrives in Amsterdam.

In 2008 (November 16th), I was there to witness this colorful event! As my sweetheart and I were walking to Hortus Botanicus (Amsterdam’s amazing botanical garden) …

“We noticed children dressed up in caps of satin, with blackened faces; …” Continue reading