Schoenzetten Sinterklaas

About this event

Board 2021-2022
1 - 3 Dec 2021
Boardroom: NB 5116.0339

Schoenzetten Sinterklaas

The 5th of December is near,
Meaning Sinterklaas will be here
He knows you have been stressed,
Studying hard and working your best

But you deserve a break,
And a sweet for goodness sake
So come and put out your shoe,
It will be filled by Sint and his crew

Show us your best crafts,
We are not sure if Sint will accept drafts
Get a template at our boardroom,
And color it with a lot of fa-fa-voom

Printing your own is also allowed,
Of which the template is in the cloud
You can find it on our website,
Just make it nice and bright

Bring the completed shoe back,
For the next day to find a snack
The pick up will be on the 3rd of December,
You will be expected by a board member

Don’t forget to not form a crowd,
And make Sinterklaas proud
For some fun and a nice treat,
We will see you in our suite!


Some of the details:
The pick up of the template and/or handing in of the colored and folded shoe can be done on the 1st and 2nd of December between 11:00 and 16:00 hrs. The template can also be found here, so you can print the template yourself. On the 3rd of the December between 11:00 and 16:00 hrs, you can pick up your shoe again, but this time you can find some sweets in it. If you don’t have time to make your own shoe, it is also fine to bring a real shoe. Just keep in mind to put in your name, so shoes do not get mixed up. We really hope to see you there!


Explanation of the tradition:
Sinterklaas is a Dutch holiday, which is celebrated on the evening of the 5th of December. At one of the days before this legendary evening, children get the chance to put out their shoe and sing a nice Sinterklaas song. Sinterklaas will then come by on his white horse during the night and collect the list of presents the children would like to get that year on Sinterklaas evening. Of course, a treat for the horse is left in the shoe as well, something like a sugar cube or carrot is mostly done. The next day, the children would find some sweets in their shoe, knowing Sinterklaas had come by. This tradition is called “schoenzetten”, which we would like to let you experience as well. Often organizations or a supermarket would provide templates for the children to color and fold their own shoe, so we made one as well.

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