Romy Fernandez
November 18th, Amsterdam. With more than a kilometer of floats and boats, Amsterdam hosts the largest Saint Nicholas parade in the world. Sinterklaas sails into town on a Sunday mid-November with 600 Pieten and plenty of pepernoten (small spiced biscuits), welcomed by upwards of 400,000 spectators who line the canals. The white-bearded legend traditionally makes his spectacular entrance into the city by sailing down the Amstel River and following a route through the city.