The "zwarte piet's" mix with the
crowd during the festivities, and
the little kids do have the biggest
smiles you could imagine ....
The Zwarte Piet's Band entertains
the crowd of people,marching ahead
of the carriage that carried Sinterklaas
and the Mayor of IJsselstein ....
After arrival in IJsselstein, now
Sinterklaas joins the towns Mayor
for a carriage ride to City Hall for
some planned festivities ....
The wait was over, finally Sinterklaas
and his "zwarte piet's" arrive by boat
to the joy of all the kids ....
This was the day Sinterklaas arrived
The town turns out and awaits his
arrival by boat on the canal ....
When in the Netherlands,
do as the natives do ......
Al makes a "beer run" to the
local Edah Market to get a
case of Heineken using the
beer bike .....