On 5 December, the Netherlands celebrates Sinterklaas. As he is the patron saint of children, the celebrations are all about kids and they are traditionally bombarded with presents. On Sunday 18 November, Sinterklaas’ steam boat docks at the Weerdsluis after sailing through the Oudegracht from Ledig. Sinterklaas will then mount his faithful horse Amerigo and continue along his way with his cheerful helpers (‘Piets’) until he reaches Domplein, where the children can enjoy all sorts of entertainment.

> 18 November, various locations