Traditions of the Sinterklaas party placing (wooden) shoes sweets and the bag

Traditions Sinterklaas wooden feautured

The Dutch celebrate on the 5th of December the Sinterklaas party, children placing (wooden) shoes in the hope they get sweets (so called “pepernoten”) from Sinterklaas. The Sinterklaas festival Like many other folkloric and traditional holidays, the Sinterklaas festival is surrounded by a large number of traditions, often hundreds of years old. With Sinterklaas, for … Read more

Historical swimming tour raised more than 4 milion dollar

During a historical swimming tour called “Elfstedenzwemtocht” the Dutch Maarten van der Weijden raised more than 4.4 milion dollar (3.9 milion euro). He has successfully completed his second attempt swimming the route of the Elfstedentocht. The swimmer finished in Leeuwarden on Monday at 7.30 p.m. after a swim of 195 kilometers. The Olympic champion was … Read more