Arrival of Saint Nicholas 2019


The tradition of Saint Nicholas bringing gifts to children, celebrated in many countries, is an extraordinary occasion in Amsterdam.

Program, route and times 2018:
12:00 hrs: Arrival at the Maritime Museum (Scheepvaartmuseum).
12:45 hrs: Sinterklaas leaving in the direction Prins Hendrikkade, via Waterlooplein, Rembrandtplein, Muntplein to the Dam.
13:30 hrs: Arrival Sinterklaas on the Dam.

Saint Nicholas surrounded by his servants arrives on a deck of a ship to Amsterdam. Later, the whole parade in a festive way accompanies him to the city center. Hundreds of thousands of children greet the procession. Customarily five tons of candies are given away.

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

Location: Arrival at the Maritime Museum



marker Arrival at the Maritime Museum

Contact information organizer Arrival of Saint Nicholas:

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