Stand-in Sinterklaas to bow out

21st May 2011, Comments 0 comments

The country’s best-known stand-in Sinterklaas is to bow out.

For the past 25 years Bram van der Vlugt replaced the real Sinterklaas at momentous occasions whenever the saint was prevented from being present himself.

“He received from Sinterklaas the Big Book penned down by himself over the past quarter century,”  a press statement says.

His duties will be taken over by fellow actor Stefan de Walle, with whom he appeared on stage only last year.

An official announcement will be made on television on Saturday evening.

On Friday, a prior announcement of “important and urgent news” regarding Sinterklaas became a trending topic on Twitter.

Tonight’s announcement will also reveal that the Saint will arrive from Spain on 12 November at 12.00 and will make his festive entry in the town o Dordrecht. cl

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