Arrival of Saint Nicholas 2017Mid November
The tradition of Saint Nicholas bringing gifts to children, celebrated in many countries, is an extraordinary occasion in Amsterdam.
Program, route and times 2016:
11:45 hrs: Arrival at the Maritime Museum (Scheepvaartmuseum).
12:30 hrs: Sinterklaas leaving in the direction Prins Hendrikkade, via Waterlooplein, Rembrandtplein, Muntplein to the Dam.
14:40 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.
Location: Arrival at the Maritime Museum