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Sustainable Sinterklaas (member-only)

December 5, 2021 @ 2:00 pm 5:00 pm

‘t Heerlijk avondje komt eraan. 🥳🥳

Dear members of VSA Amsterdam. Time has come for one of the biggest Dutch holiday traditions: Sinterklaas has arrived in the country and his birthday is just around the corner, and we want to celebrate this with YOU! This year, VSA Amsterdam is hosting a Sustainable Sinterklaas

Sinterklaas, thats just Santa Claus right?
Well there are definitely similarities, but its still quite different. Traditionally, in the Netherlands on the evening of the 5th of December (pakjesavond), Sinterklaas visits our homes and brings all the children presents. Because of the current covid regulations, we have decided to make this an afternoon event instead. Additionally, this event will be member-only event with limited tickets, where sign up is needed (see below).

We are celebrating this holiday in one of the traditional ways in which the Dutch celebrate it: with games and presents. We have given this event a small twist, to make it more sustainable, and we are therefore asking you, rather than to buy gifts, to bring stuff you own but don’t use/want to give away/have made yourself/whatever feels good to you. The value of these gifts is preferably less than 10 euros. The idea of these gifts is that anyone could end up getting the gifts you brought! Traditionally, besides bringing very useful gifts (spare toothbrush anyone?) there are also often funny items brought to the table. Of course you can also bring some of your favourite vegan food, as long as it stays good at room temperature.

What do you need to bring?
– 4 presents, wrapped in wrapping paper/newspaper/whatever you can find. Just make sure you can’t see what’s inside
– Your own die
– A valid QR code (we trust your good wills on this, but to be extra safe this time, we would like to ask those of you that are fully vaccinated/recently recovered from covid to do a self test before attending). Self tests can be ordered for free through universities → see https://www.zelftestonderwijs.nl/

Sign up right below if you plan to join!

Unfortunately, this is a member only event. If you are not a member, you can sign up via the website before the event. Non-members are not allowed to join this event.
For this event to work, bringing presents is required. If you can only find 2-3 things this is also fine, but please remember that the more presents, the more fun! 🙂
Please let us know if there is anything you want us to know, or if you have any questions.

VSA Amsterdam

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Pieter Nieuwlandstraat 93-95
Amsterdam, 1093XN Netherlands
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