The Good Bishop Sinterklaas arrives at Scheveningen harbour
The good bishop's steamboat, the S.S. Madrid, enters the harbour of Scheveningen, Sinterklaas and his helpers come on shore, they will be officially received by Mayor of The Hague and the Spanish Ambassador to the Netherlands H.E. J. Vallaure de Acha
Sinterklaas (also called Sint Nicolaas) is a traditional Winter holiday figure in Dutch-speaking Europe (Netherlands and Flanders) He is the good bishop and comes with a steamboat from Spain his residence, and is also well known in South Africa, Aruba,Suriname, Netherlands Antilles. Every year he is celebrated in The Netherlands, one day before Saint Nicholas died (5 December) and on (6 December) in Belgium. His servant is Black Peter. Sinterklaas is the basis of the mythical holiday figure of Santa Claus in the United States. Sinterklaas has nothing to do with Christmas. Christmas will also be celebrated in the Netherlands. So Santa Claus is not the same as Sinterklaas (in the Netherlands).