Christmas ~ Holland, Netherlands ~ Sinterklaas (or more formally Sint Nicolaas) is a traditional winter holiday figure still celebrated today in the Netherlands.

Pepernoten (translated spicy ginger nut), a Dutch type of cookie that you eat around 'Sinterklaas' which is every 5 Dec.

pepernoten, Sinterklaas and his helpers throw them at children in December ;

Pepernoten (translated spicy ginger nut), a Dutch type of cookie that you eat around 'Sinterklaas' which is every 5 Dec.

pepernoten, Sinterklaas and his helpers throw them at children in December ;

St Nicholas, father Christmas.

Letter from Santa, fully personalised letter from Father Christmas to your children. Santa Claus letter to your kids, also for young children

Sinterklaas

December 5 and 6 are Sinterklaas/St. Nicholas' Eve and Day in the Netherlands, when Saint Nicholas, also known as Sinterklaas, visits children and brings them presents. In the Netherlands, the main celebrations take place on December rather than December

Christmas in the Netherlands: One typical Dutch tradition is that of ‘gourmet’. This is an evening long event where small groups of people sit together around a gourmet-set and use their own little frying pan to cook and season their own food in very small portions. The host has prepared finely chopped vegetables and different types of meats, fish and prawns/shrimps. Everything is accompanied by different salads, fruits and sauces. The origin of gourmet lies in Dutch colony Indonesia.

Sinterklaas, on his white horse, with many of his helpers called "Zwarte Pieten", he arrives in Amsterdam to celebrate his b-day on (Black face really? Disrespect even if it's "tradition " )

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Craft Punches, Saint Nicholas, Father Christmas, Christmas Art, Winter Christmas, Celebrating Christmas, Punch Art, Mistletoe, Holland

Voorstellingsposter Sinterklaas

Voorstellingsposter Sinterklaas I live old posters! I'll have to translate this.

for my sister (yes YOU) who loves them: Pepernoten!!! Dutch "Pepernoten" Recipe, here in English

for my sister (yes YOU) who loves them: Pepernoten! Dutch "Pepernoten" Recipe, here in English

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