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Sinterklaas has been celebrated since the 13th century and the first Sinterklaas arrivals were organized in the early 1900s. Many people still celebrate Sinterklaas and there are also plenty who do nothing about it. Often the annual tradition ends when the children 'don't believe anymore'. They pick it up again when they have small children of their own. Because even now you can still celebrate Sinterklaas evening, probably with a nice soot wipe and a lot of other cozy must-haves that should not be missed on December 5!

For you and everyone who is just (again?) going to celebrate Sinterklaas: the must-haves for a very cozy Sinterklaas evening:

  1. Sinterklaas songs
  2. Santa's bag
  3. Hot chocolate
  4. St.Nicholas and his help
  5. Sinterklaas gifts
  6. Sprinkles and other goodies

1 - Sinterklaas songs

With Sinterklaas songs from your speakers you get completely into the atmosphere. Check out this fun, old-fashioned Spotify list. Roar along!

2 - Santa Claus' sack

The Sinterklaas bag is a real essential . The original, the old-fashioned Sinterklaas bag , is made of jute. And do you already know the Cutest bag of Sinterklaas ? This bag is specially made for the Princess Máxima Center . 100% of the net proceeds go to the Princess Máxima Center Foundation for research into childhood cancer.

The nicest bag of Santa Claus

3 - Hot Chocolate

On the 'holy evening' it should actually be freezing cold outside. When it's storming outside and it's nice and cold, there's nothing like a cup of hot chocolate. At Happlify we swear by Spicy Aztec Chocolate Milk and here you will find the recipe.
Chocolate milk recipe

4 - Saint and Piet

To top it off, you can of course invite Sint and Piet, but in this weird time you can also do that online via Skype or you let Sinterklaas leave a video message where he put the presents down. Do you already know Video of Sint ? That is really highly recommended!

💛 Also read: Sinterklaas, the tooth crackers and a pink elephant

5 - Sinterklaas gifts

And last but not least a lot of presents to unwrap together and have fun. Draw lots online in advance and then make a nice surprise and a funny poem. The dice game is also always popular, where you have your eye on a certain gift, but if you are unlucky you will lose the gift again. Lots of fun and laughter guaranteed. Click on the image below and you will discover a whole category of special gifts for both Sinterklaas and Christmas.

Holiday Gift Guide

6 - Sprinkles and other goodies

To make your Sinterklaas evening even more complete, the following sweet treats should also not be missed: chocolate letters, frogs and mice made of fondant covered with chocolate, old-fashioned gingerbread cookies, marzipan in all kinds of figures, pastry letter (extra delicious when it is warmed up) and gingerbread dolls.

Celebrating Sinterklaas tips

Special spice nuts

Did you know that in addition to the regular sprinkles, there are now also many other new flavors of kruidnoten?! How about the flavors crème brûlée, carrot cake, cookie dough and disco dip... and that's just a small selection of the range of special kruidnoten you can get these days. At Van Delft Chocolates & Bakery you can order the strangest spice and ginger nuts, but you can also shop them offline in one of the many stores in the Netherlands.

Disco dip kruidnoten

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    • Marijke
    • November 16, 2021 at 5:30 pm

    omdat ik ze lekker vind!!

    • Marijke
    • November 16, 2021 at 5:30 pm

    omdat ik ze lekker vind!!

    • Marian
    • November 16, 2021 at 5:30 pm

    Dat lijken me hel lekkere en bijzondere kruidnoten. Helaas heb ik geen Instagram…

    • Cor Boeren
    • November 16, 2021 at 5:30 pm

    Laat die noten maar komen. Die overleven niet lang.

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