Whenever you see the white horse in the stall, you know that Sinterklaas is out walking through Amersfoort. We tried to get the horse to stick up his head in the photo on the left, but he was too busy eating. Sinterklaas was somewhere in the town on this day greeting children and asking if they have been good little boys and girls. Here is a few little ones waiting for their turn to talk to Sinterklaas.
On his walks through town Sinterklaas is sometimes accompanied by a Zwarte Piet Band playing happy music that sounds a little like Dixieland music. Most of their music, naturally, is Sinterklaas music and I hope to know some of those songs by next year. Till then, I'll miss Zwarte Piet with all of the colorful costumes, happy smiles and music.