Utrecht welcomes Sinterklaas

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This is the programme of Sundays Sinterklaas tour in Utrecht

Sinterklaas and his Pieten will sail into Utrecht on Sunday, November 18 from noon to 1.00 pm on board the packet boat from the Ledig Erf, over the Oudegracht to the Weerdsluis. Special activities will take place at various locations in the city.

The theme this year is Music You can expect beautiful music, special instruments and cheerful performances everywhere!

At the Ledig Erf, activities for children start at 11.30 am. There are climbing frames, a pepernoten machine and the drumband Boombasstic will perform. Sinterklaas sails away at midday.

From 12.45 pm, pop band Meadowly and Urban Dance Centre will perform the pre-programme at the Weerdsluis. From 1.00 pm to 1.45 pm Edo Brunner presents the welcome programme, in which Mayor Van Zanen will welcome Sinterklaas into Utrecht.

Between 2.00 pm and 2.45 pm  the good man together with horse Amerigo and the Pieten, will ride through the Utrecht city centre. His route takes him via the Sint Jacobsstraat, Lange Viestraat, Neude, Schoutenstraat, Oudkerkhof and Domstraat, Sinterklaas will then end at the Domplein. Here, children’s choirs will, along with the audience, sing a specially written Utrecht sinterklaas song.

At 3.30 pm Sinterklaas says goodbye to all Utrecht children for another year from the balcony of the Academy Building

The weather forecast is key:

For the upcoming weekend dry weather is forecast. Due to an easterly wind the temperature will feel lower. A thick scarf and coat are therefore recommended during the progress of the Sinterklaas procession.

In Utrecht on Sunday, the temperature will be about 8 degrees Celsius.

you can find details of the full programme here.



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Jon Wilkins

Jon Wilkins

Jon Wilkins is Welsh and lives in England. He is a writer. A Europhile and Remainer, he is a regular visitor to Utrecht and has set his crime novel series in the city.

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