Arrival of Saint Nicholas 2023


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.

Program, route and times 2022:

10h00: Arrival boat route: De Omval, Weesperzijde, Ceintuurbaan en Sarphatistraat.
11h00: Arrival at Hermitage.
11h00: Canal route: From Hermitage via Herengracht, Leidsegracht, Prinsengracht to the Stopera (Amstel/Waterlooplein).
13h30: Parade on horseback route: From Waterlooplein via Rembrandtplein, Utrechtsestraat, Frederiksplein, Weteringcircuit to Leidseplein.
14h45: Arrival Sinterklaas on Leidseplein.

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

Location: Arrival at the Hermitage, ends at Leidseplein



marker Arrival at the Hermitage, ends at Leidseplein

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