Sinterklaasfeest in Holland Tomas Lindstedt: Fantastic picture! I have a couple of Dutch friends and we talked about Sinterklaas. Is it true that if you have not been a kind child, Sinterklaas helper black pete will send them to spain?! What on earth is so horribel with spain haha. In Sweden we pay a lot to get there every summer and even buy homes haha. Is this wayback tradition from the colony time maybe?. Would be fantastic to hear more. Marjan Lebesque @Tomas Lindstedt: check wikipedia Zwarte Piet . Yes, that's true, children should be kind..if not Zwarte Piet puts them in a big bag en takes them on the boat back to Spain. No problem for adults but for little children enough to behave nice so they will receive presents. Tomorrow Sint and Piet are going back to Madrid by boat.