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Sinter Klaas in Amsterdam

Christmas: History of Santa Claus

Sinter Klaas in Amsterdam

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The name Santa Claus evolved from St. Nicholas' Dutch nickname, Sinter Klaas, a shortened form of Sint Nikolaas (Dutch for Saint Nicholas). Pictured here, Sinter Klaas arriving in Amsterdam, 1991.

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