logo

Channel List
Beauty & Self
Books & Music
Career
Computers
Education
Family
Food & Wine
Health & Fitness
Hobbies & Crafts
Home & Garden
Money
News & Politics
Relationships
Religion & Spirituality
Sports
Travel & Culture
TV & Movies
Safety
We take forum safety very seriously here at BellaOnline. Please be sure to read through our Forum Guidelines. Let us know if you have any questions or comments!
Newest Members
DolphinNose, chrisandiano, Sarah - English Culture, Lisa Bale, Brandii, Chocolate Editor
58313 Registered Users
Forum Stats
58,313 Registered Members
417 Forums
118,992 Topics
844,706 Posts

Most users ever online: 615 @ 04/22/15 10:11 AM
Top Posters (30 Days)
Nancy Roussy 248
Mona - Astronomy 133
Celestine - Baptist Editor 39
Connie - ADD/Sandwiches/Reading 39
Angie 33
Angela - Drama Movies 29
Lisa LowCarb / VideoGames 19
Angel S. Class 16
Susan Helene Kramer 15
Korie - California/Yoga/Knitting Editor 13
Ad Income Supports Charity
Topic Options
#794917 - 12/02/12 07:49 AM Sinterklaas or St. Nicholas in The Netherlands
Susan Helene Kramer Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Stone Age Human

Registered: 10/06/03
Posts: 8741
Loc: The Netherlands
I'm an American living with my Dutch husband in a village by the North Sea in North Holland, The Netherlands. I thought your family might enjoy seeing how Sinterklaas (our Santa Claus) is costumed here.

Sinterklaas or St. Nicholas in The Netherlands

Top
#794918 - 12/02/12 08:16 AM Re: Sinterklaas or St. Nicholas in The Netherlands [Re: Susan Helene Kramer]
ancientflaxman Offline
Parakeet

Registered: 11/04/10
Posts: 965
Loc: in the middle of Minnesota
Sinterklaas, kapoentje. Gooi wat in mijn schoentje, Breng wat in mijn laarsje, Dank je Sinterklaasje.

Top
#794920 - 12/02/12 08:48 AM Re: Sinterklaas or St. Nicholas in The Netherlands [Re: Susan Helene Kramer]
Susan Helene Kramer Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Stone Age Human

Registered: 10/06/03
Posts: 8741
Loc: The Netherlands
Ha, ha! a Sinterklaas song - my hubby sang it for me! Thanks for adding it!

Top
#794994 - 12/02/12 10:10 PM Re: Sinterklaas or St. Nicholas in The Netherlands [Re: Susan Helene Kramer]
jenniechan Offline
Gecko

Registered: 03/05/12
Posts: 423
The color of the dress is same as our Santa Claus. Your Santa Claus is also looking good.


Top
#794996 - 12/02/12 11:21 PM Re: Sinterklaas or St. Nicholas in The Netherlands [Re: Susan Helene Kramer]
Francine - German Culture Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Chipmunk

Registered: 09/01/08
Posts: 1303
Loc: Germany/France

Gosh that brings back some lovely memories Susan. The songs and the atmosphere.

Think I was just as excited as the boys when the boat with St. Nicholas and Zwarte Piet used to arrive in Amsterdam during November......we always used to watch it happen.

Then the shoes put out every night leading to the day itself, in the hope that there might just be something small hidden in there by morning.

And to think without good old St. Nick there would never have been a Santa Claus with his elves, reindeer and Coca Cola red suit, we would have missed a lot.

Super article, thanks.

_________________________
Francine McKenna-Klein - German Culture Editor

German Culture Site - German Culture Facebook

Avatar: HOHENZOLLERNBRUECKE Cologne with CATHEDRAL and LUDWIG MUSEUM. The Bridge a symbol of how Germany was rebuilt after WWII, it was left in ruins, the Cathedral with roots in the 13th century represents the country's history, Museum of Modern Art the present day.


Top
#795001 - 12/03/12 03:10 AM Re: Sinterklaas or St. Nicholas in The Netherlands [Re: Susan Helene Kramer]
Susan Helene Kramer Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Stone Age Human

Registered: 10/06/03
Posts: 8741
Loc: The Netherlands
Thank you JennieChan and Francine - we're getting closer ...

Top

Moderator:  Susan Helene Kramer 

Want to reply? Register as a Forum Member - it's quick, free and fun!
Brand New Posts
Thanksgiving in space
by Mona - Astronomy
Astronomy
1 second ago
More meteors - the Leonids are peaking
by Mona - Astronomy
Astronomy
14 minutes 5 seconds ago
2017: Astronomy and Space on this day
by Mona - Astronomy
Astronomy
24 minutes 36 seconds ago
Thanksgiving Tips
by Tuculia
Daughters
44 minutes 51 seconds ago
How is your health these days?
by Nancy Roussy
Inspiration
Today at 06:18 PM
ADD and the Mediterranean Diet
by Connie - ADD/Sandwiches/Reading
Attention Deficit Disorder
Today at 03:25 PM
Harry the Happy Mouse Activity Book Review
by Connie - ADD/Sandwiches/Reading
Reading
Today at 03:19 PM
Welcome to the Chocolate forum!
by Angela - Drama Movies
Chocolate
Today at 01:34 PM
New Article: Wigan Pie Eaters
by Sarah - English Culture
English Culture
Today at 01:15 PM
What tattoos do you have?
by jodirose
Body Art
Today at 11:31 AM
Register to Post!
Want to post? For security reasons you need to Register as a Forum Member. It's quick, easy and free!
Forum Activities
Book Clubs
Trivia Contests
Who's Online
1 registered (Mona - Astronomy), 77 Guests and 5 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Ad Income Supports Charity



| About BellaOnline | Privacy Policy | Advertising | Become an Editor |
Website copyright © 2016 Minerva WebWorks LLC. All rights reserved.