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Saint Nicholas' island

2 November 2018

Saturday 17 November, Saint Nicholas and his helpers arrive at the port of Oudeschild. Time to look forward to ginger nuts, a great atmosphere and presents in your shoe.

Celebrate Saint Nicholas on Texel 

Did you know that Texel is also known as Saint Nicholas' island? That's because he arrives here by steamboat, via the port of Oudeschild, every year. He can always rely on a warm welcome from Texel's younger residents, who all come down to the quay to see him and his helpers. Then, laden down with handfuls of ginger nuts and sweets, everyone sets off into Den Burg, where the festive procession starts.

This year, Saint Nicholas is set to arrive at 12.30 pm on Saturday 17 November. From 2 pm Saint Nichola makes a round through the center of Den Burg.

The gift-wrap service VVV Texel

This year, Saint Nicholas has called on his helpers to help out at the Texel tourist information office: which means that all webshop orders placed between 4 November and 1 December will be delivered in festive gift wrap. Keep in mind a shipping time of a maximum of two working days.

We are sure that you won't be disappointed by the large range of original gifts our webshop has to offer. Are you still looking for a great Saint Nicholas gift? Look no further; our webshop has something for everyone.

Cooking demonstration Saint Nicholas

At Keukencentrum Texel you can come and have a look and taste during the free cooking demonstration on Saturday December 1st. Delicious sweets are prepared, such as marzipan, gingerbread and cloves. The demonstration takes place from 2.00 to 4.00 pm.

A visit from Saint Nicholas

Do you want Saint Nicholas and his Pieten to visit you on Texel? This is possible! Call Stichting Sint en Piet on Texel for an appointment: +31619289803.

We wish you a beautiful Saint Nicholas party!


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