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December Events in Haarlem
An interview with Sinterklaas (Photo: Rodi)
Sinterklaas versus Santa Claus

Sinterklaas versus Santa Claus

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They both work in the same sector, wear red, and have a big white…
November 2021 Events in HaarlemMarc Kleen

November 2021 Events in Haarlem

''11 November is the nacht....''. Sint Maarten 2021 is happening.…
What to do this autumn in and out of Haarlem

What to do this autumn in & out of Haarlem

The average autumn temperature in the Netherlands is a balmy…
Dutch Language exercise: Sinterklaas & Zwarte Piet

Dutch Language exercise: Sinterklaas & Zwarte Piet

Dutch Language exercise: choose the correct answer for each of…
Sinterklaas

Sinterklaas arrives to Haarlem!

Sinterklaas and his Pieten arrive by steamboat and moors on the…
Zwarte Piet

Dutch History; Zwarte Piet.

Zwarte Piet is a controversial character – whether you believe…

My First Sinterklaas

This past weekend on the evening of December 5th, I celebrated…
Sinterklaas

Sinterklaas in Haarlem

Sinterklaas is coming to Haarlem on November 19 at 13:00! He…
Sinterklaas 101

Sinterklaas 101: The Festive Period Dutch Style

It's that time of year! Sinterklaas has arrived and with him…

Hij komt. Sinterklaas arrives!

This Sunday 13 November, St Nicholas will once again be arriving…
Gifts

Top tips in choosing gifts for children for the holiday season

The holiday season can be a period of frenzy for most parents.…
Gevulde Speculaas uit het Grote Sinterklaas Kookboek

Gevulde Speculaas uit het Grote Sinterklaas Kookboek (Dutch)

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Sint is in het land en dat vieren wij. Met een enorme plak gevulde…
Intocht Sinterklaas

Hij komt. Sinterklaas arrives!

On Sunday, November 15th Sinterklaas (Santa Claus) will be back…
Haarlem City of Light

Haarlem City of Light

Tonight the festivity lights will be put on. Where in the city…
Zwarte Piet Debate – A Call to Action (Photo DW)

Zwarte Piet Debate – A Call to Action

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Not your typical Zwarte Piet Debate article - this one isn't…
An interview with Zwarte Piet (Photo: de Volkskrant)

An interview with Zwarte Piet

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The Shallow Man, in his never ending quest to fulfil the requests…