On November 27th, Sinterklaas (Santa Claus) arrived in Bruges. With hundreds of children, parents, grandparents and other relatives the arrival of Sinterklaas in Bruges was a big event.
In the wake of the Good Holy Man followed 25 "Zwarte Pieten". By boat he arrived at the Burg Square. where he was warmly welcomed by the mayor and aldermen of the city. Afterwards Sinterklaas took drove in a horse drawn carriage to the Concertgebouw (concert hal) where hundreds of children enjoyed a big happening in honour of the Good old man.