It really is difficult to look at Dutch Sinterklaas and his Zwarte Pieten.
Bartje Bartels is de hoofdfiguur uit de boeken van Anne de Vries. De Vries' novel Bartje was made into a television series by Willy van Hemert. Bartje subsequently became the symbol of the Dutch province Drenthe.
Europe | Portrait of a woman wearing traditional clothes and headdress, Arnemuiden, Zeeland, The Netherlands