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Sinterklaas Is Coming!

Friday, 23rd November 2018 - Last updated on: Friday, 23rd November 2018

Sinterklaas is a time of Dutch “gezelligheid”, pepernoten, anticipation, presents, singing Sinterklaas songs, family, warmth, and –quite frankly- abundance. In every way. So don’t be surprised when we tell you this isn’t exactly a sugar-free holiday!

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Sinterklaas & Pakjesavond!

Saturday, 3rd December 2016 - Last updated on: Saturday, 3rd December 2016
December 5th, Pakjesavond in the Netherlands!

A couple of weeks ago, Sinterklaas was welcomed by Dutch children. Most of them have placed their shoe in front... Read entire article »

Dutch Delicacy: Bossche Bollen

Friday, 1st January 2016 - Last updated on: Friday, 1st January 2016
Bossche Bollen
Bossche Bollen are a kind of pastry that was originally invented in Den Bosch, or: ‘s Hertogenbosch, a city in the south of the Netherlands.
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December 5th, "Pakjesavond"!

Thursday, 26th November 2015 - Last updated on: Wednesday, 2nd December 2015

It's almost Sinterklaas!

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Delicious Dutch Appelflappen!

Thursday, 26th February 2015 - Last updated on: Friday, 10th April 2015

Appelflappen are a popular substitute for a biscuit or cookie to go with your coffee or tea.
You’ll often see them being served at birthdays as... Read entire article »

December 5th, Sinterklaasavond (the Night Of Saint Nicholas).

Thursday, 4th December 2014 - Last updated on: Thursday, 4th December 2014
And a recipe for 'kruidnoten'!

It’s almost December 5th, the evening that every Dutch child goes to bed with butterflies in their stomach in... Read entire article »

De/the Efteling

Thursday, 18th September 2014 - Last updated on: Friday, 19th September 2014

The Efteling in a nutshell

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Tuesday, 27th November 2012 - Last updated on: Saturday, 8th December 2012

Typical Dutch Sinterklaas delicacies are ofcourse kruidnoten and chocolate letters. But here is a receipe for something delicious you can make at home. It's called Borstplaat, a sugar candy that is really popular in Holland. Specialised bakeries produce a wide range of borstplaat figures this season. All kinds of animals, Sinterklaas himself of course, hearts. It makes a really pretty picture when you go shopping this season. So try it at home!

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