Most Dutch children already opened their presents as it is Sinterklaas in the Netherlands (they are 12 hours behind in time on NZ) I have fond memories of Sinterklaas just as the children here have of father Christmas. In the Netherlands however it is a big celebration as in the weeks before Sint and Piet arrive by boat or horse in the city and towns. They are on TV and there are movies made about them. Here you can read all about it. So prettige Sinterklaas to all the Dutch and here a poem about the Dutch my brother send me.
It is also about stereotyping which I come across often. A couple of weeks I had the honour to read a poem at a poetry/story night organised by a friend an others. Afterwards someone said
"That poem was romantic and you are Dutch. The Dutch aren't romantic" Never heard that one before. Do you get stereotyped?