Last year our arrival to Amsterdam was delayed and we missed the Sinterklaas celebration in early December. Well, this year we were determined to experience it! So, yesterday when Sinterklaas and his zwarte piets sailed in to Amsterdam on boats from Spain (hey, why come from the North Pole? Spain is so much nicer!) we were waiting by the river (along with hundreds of other people) to see the show.
Unfortunately it was very cold and wet. That didn't stop the crowds though!
The zwarte piets must have used special paint because it didn't wash off in the rain!
Finally Sinterklaas himself sailed down the river. We were soaked but we had a great time!