Sinterklaas arrives in the Netherlands

Sinterklaas arrives in the Netherlands

Nov 13, 2021Nov 20, 2021
Many different cities in the Netherlands
Maastricht, Eindhoven, Amsterdam, Delft, Rotterdam, The Hague, Utrecht

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Sinterklaas is on his way to the Netherlands and the date of his arrival has been set! This is one of the most beloved times of year for families and kids in the Netherlands.

Sinterklaas arrives in many cities

The national arrival, which is broadcast on television each year, will take place in a secret location without any public present in 2021, due to coronavirus. The national arrival will be shown on the Dutch television station NPO 3. But of course, Sint will be making regional appearances - horse, Piets and all - in many cities in the Netherlands!

steamboat Sinterklaas

Find out when and where Sinterklaas will be arriving:

Here are the dates of the arrival of Sinterklass in various Dutch cities:

November 13 - Arrival in Maastricht

Sinterklaas will be arriving on Saturday, mooring his boat on the Meuse river between the Sint Servaasbrug and the Wilhelminabrug. There won't be any activities taking place at the Kesselkade, as there were in previous years, due to coronavirus. On the other hand, Sinterklaas' tour through the city will be a large affair. Families with kids can gather at City Hall on the Markt and in the Brusselsepoort shopping centre to welcome Sinterklaas.

November 13 - Arrival in The Hague

Sinterklaas will sail in via the famous Scheveningen waters at 10am to greet all the children from The Hague. The Sinterklaas will take a tour on land, through the main shopping streets of The Hague, starting at 12.15pm at Keizerstraat and finishing at 5.30pm at the Plein.

November 13 - Arrival in Rotterdam

Sinterklaas will sail in via the famous port to greet all the children from Rotterdam. This year will be the 70th time that Rotterdam has celebrated Sinterklaas' arrival in the city, so it will be an extra special one in 2021!

November 13 - Arrival in Eindhoven

Sinterklaas will greet all the children of Eindhoven at a welcome party on Stadhuisplein. There will be exciting activities for all the children, and you can greet Sinterklaas at Hal 100 in the Stadhuis between 1pm and 5pm.

November 14 - Arrival in Amsterdam

Sinterklaas will arrive in Amsterdam at 10am via the Amstel. He will leave his boat behind and do a street tour the Dutch capital on his horse Amerigo, ending at 3.30pm at Leidseplein so be sure to check where to go if you want to greet him.

November 14 - Arrival in Utrecht

Sinterklaas will enter Utrecht at 11.30am from the Ledig Erf, and float along the famous and picturesque city canal, the Oudegracht, to the Weerdsluis. After the official arrival, fun activities for children will take place at the Domplein. Sint will arrive at the Domplein at 2.45pm and the festivities will start to wrap up at 3.30pm.

November 20 - Arrival in Delft

Sinterklaas' boat can be found in the Delft Oostsingel at noon, after which the Sint and his companions will head to the Markt via a number of streets, to greet as many children as possible.

Sinterklaas arriving in your town

Want to know when he will sail into your town or city? The full overview of Sinterklaas arrivals can be found on the Dutch events website