Saint Nicholas Arrival Parade Holiday Event / Parade Every year in November

Saint Nicholas Arrival Parade - Holiday Event | Parade in Amsterdam.
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Since the 1930s Santa Claus has been arriving in Amsterdam through the annual Saint Nicholas Arrival Parade. Known as Sinterklass in the Netherlands, jolly St. Nick arrives at the Sint Nikolasskerk (Saint Nicholas Church... ... read more

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Saint Nicholas Arrival Parade - Holiday Event | Parade in Amsterdam.

Since the 1930s Santa Claus has been arriving in Amsterdam through the annual Saint Nicholas Arrival Parade. Known as Sinterklass in the Netherlands, jolly St. Nick arrives at the Sint Nikolasskerk (Saint Nicholas Church) to usher in the Christmas season on a Sunday in November. The Saint Nicholas Arrival Parade features marching bands, elaborate floats, jesters, and acrobats throwing traditional Dutch sweets into the crowd.

The Saint Nicholas Arrival Parade follows the Damrak canal from the Rembrandtplein to the Leidesplein. Church bells ring throughout the town as the mayor of Amsterdam officially welcomes the patron saint of Christmas before the annual parade begins. Watch as the parade passes by in front of you and soak in the holiday spirit with a festive crowd.

Tickets to the Saint Nicholas Arrival Parade are free and all ages are welcome. After watching the parade, try some traditional Dutch treats at the restaurants nearby in Amsterdam.

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