Yes, Sinterklaas is back in town and he got a very warm welcome as usual. In fact it seems not only children but grown ups too have gone hysterical because of the old man.
Non-Dutch visitors of Amsterdam might wonder who the hell is Sinterklaas I?
If this link doesn’t fulfill your questions about the holey man, there is more help. Try one of these events, inspired by Sinterklaas:
Museum Ons’ Lieve Heer op Solder, features the holey man in their yearly Sinterklaas exhibition. It’s a serious and informative exhibition about the history of Sinterklaas.
There are English hand outs available for non-Dutch visitors.
From November 17, 2012 to January 6, 2013
Boom Chicago takes a less serious approach in their show:
There is no such thing as Sinterklaas, on life in Holland and holiday traditions.
This show will surely inform you about all Sinterklaas’ ins and outs.
November 12, 23, 29, 30.
December 2, 3, 4, 5.