Thursday,  December 5th from 5PM-8PM

Please RSVP @ 571-918-0754 or Online by December 1stGuests are Welcome

  • Visit from Sinterklaas between 6:00-7:30pm
  • Celebrate Dutch Treats and Traditions
  • Valet Parking
Jan Zachariasse shares about Sinterklaas and the Inzet Christmas Open House

Who is Sinterklaas?

For children in The Netherlands, the most important day during December, is December 5th, when Sinterklaas brings them their presents!  Even though St. Nicholas’ Birthday is on December 6th, the major celebrations are held on the 5th December, St. Nicholas’ Eve. The American name “Santa Claus” comes from the Dutch “Sinterklaas.”

On the evening that Sinterklaas arrives in The Netherlands, children leave a shoe out by the fireplace and sing Sinterklaas songs. They’re told that, during the night, Sinterklaas rides on the roofs on his horse and that a helper will then climb down the chimney, or through a window, and put the presents and candy in their shoes.

Children are told that Sinterklaas keeps a record of all the things they have done in the past year in a big book. Good children will get presents, but bad children will get coal, or maybe even be put in a sack and taken to Spain for a year to teach them how to behave!

This December 5th, on St. Nicholas’ Eve, or ‘Sinterklaasavond’, come to Inzet and enjoy this holiday tradition, where there might be a knock at the door and Sinterklaas may give you a gift!