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: 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.