Arrival of Saint Nicholas 2024


Every year, Sinterklaas arrives in Amsterdam by ship in mid-November. Then a whole parade accompanies him in a festive way through the city center. Hundreds of children welcome the children's friend and more than five thousand kilos of free candy are handed out along the route.

Programme, Route and Times 2023:

Water Route

Land Route

The parade ends on Leidseplein, where Amsterdam mayor welcomes Saint Nicholas.

What time / Opening hours

From 10:00 till 16:00 hours.


Arrival at the Scheepvaartmuseum, ends at Leidseplein