Sinterklaas - the 5th of December. #greetingsfromnl

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

Dutch Candy : We used to get candy like this in goodie bags after the Sunday School Christmas program.

Dutch Candy ~ My Grandmother used to always keep this hard candy in a pretty candy dish, I know she was only trying to taunt her Grandchildren ~

Traditional Dutch treat, resembling small, fluffy pancakes ~ Poffertjes

Traditional Dutch treat, small, fluffy pancakes eaten with melted butter and powdered sugar~ Poffertjes

Dutch Traditional Costumes by P8 Accessories & Button Art, via Flickr

Buttons & Fabrics: Traditional Costumes : Dutch Costumes on Postage Stamps Hindeloopen, Spakenburg en Huizen

Elfstedentocht, 1963.

Elfstedentocht, 200 kilometers long tour over nature ice. Always takes place in the North of the Netherlands, Leeuwarden, the capital of the province. The tour is only when there is enough ice on the water, the last tour that took place was in