I absolutely love Christmas but I love Dutch Christmas the most. Sinterklaas arrived in Amsterdam on his steamboat this past Sunday. I made sure to be at the skinny bridge extra early to get a good view; and I did!
There are no words to explain what this parade is like. There is so much warmth and joy. The children were singing songs for over an hour waiting for Sints arrival by boat. They patiently waited under the rain. No child was grumpy because of the rain and of standing in the cold. They just waited and waited and sang and sang.
I really don’t know what else I could write to explain the feeling of watching these children super excited sitting in boats or standing on the bridge to wave hello to Piet and Sint. There are just no words. J
Here are some pictures of what went on and if you would like to see pictures from the previous year’s click here.