Dutch children in Holland, or the Netherlands, anxiously look forward to St. Nicholas Day on December 6. They eagerly await the arrival of Sinterklaas. Sinterklaas is a kindly bishop. He wears red robes and a tall, pointed mitre on his head.
Christmas in The Netherlands with traditions, Dutch Sinterklaas, and 2 Christmas cookie recipes.
Red Holland biscuits. A Christmas tradition in the Wimpee home... 4 cups self-rising flour. 1 stock butter - melted. 2 cups buttermilk. Stir until moist ~ don't squeeze! Dip hands in butter & roll lightly into form. Dip ball in butter & lay in pan. Bake @ 450 x 20 minutes. Best served with butter & Sorghum syrup.
A small book about Christmas in the Netherlands. With some specific traditions and customs celebrated in Holland A page at the end for children to write or draw about what they know or learned about Christmas traditions. Pages are black and white for coloring and there are two pages to one sheet to make it easier to copy and put together.
Christmas in the Netherlands: One typical Dutch tradition is that of ‘gourmet’. This is an evening long event where small groups of people sit together around a gourmet-set and use their own little frying pan to cook and season their own food in very small portions. The host has prepared finely chopped vegetables and different types of meats, fish and prawns/shrimps. Everything is accompanied by different salads, fruits and sauces. The origin of gourmet lies in Dutch colony Indonesia.