Country of origin Netherlands
Running time 10 minutes per episode
Final episode date 4 December 2009
No. of episodes +/- 236 total
First episode date 1 November 1999
Created by Michiel Kerbosch
Networks RTL 4, Jetix, Fox Kids
|Starring Bram van der VlugtDon van DijkeWim SchluterBeryl van PraagTim de ZwartPiet van der PasHarold VerwoertMichiel KerboschPeter de Gelderand others|
Original network Fox Kids (1999–2004)Jetix (2005–2008)RTL 4 (2009)
Original release November 1, 1999 – December 4, 2009
Genre Children's television series
Similar Het sinterklaasjournaal, Intocht van Sinterklaas, Hij komt - hij komt De intrede va, Telekids, Sesamstraat
De Club van Sinterklaas (English literal title: The Club of Sinterklaas, international title: St. Nicholas & Friends) is a Dutch kids' soap opera based on the legend of Sinterklaas and Zwarte Piet. The series follows a group of Pieten on their misadventures on their yearly way to the Netherlands. The series has a different subtitle every year in relation to the plot of the year. The show is incredibly popular in the Netherlands and has been the most successful show on the Dutch Jetix channel for several years and seems to be gaining in popularity with every season that comes by. Enormous merchandising has also appeared around the show over the years, ranging from CDs and DVDs to board games and collectible figures.
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We meet Wegwijspiet and Chefpiet who have just started their own Paella restaurant on the side of a little beach in Spain. We also meet Rosita, Wegwijs' girlfriend, who helps out from time to time at Pedro's. After experiencing the misadventures of the duo in their restaurant, Wegwijs comes to a difficult point. He has to tell Rosita he's leaving with Sinterklaas and his Pieten to the Netherlands in a week. Wegwijs is terrified and sorrows of into the pueblo. Will he be able to beat his fear in time with only a week to go...?
Pieten and Sint
Wegwijspiet (actor: Michiel Kerbosch) - The Piet responsible for making sure Sinterklaas find his way through the Netherlands. Quite the bossy type, tries to take control of any situation he's not in charge of. He's the owner of the Paella restaurant Pedro's Paella Palacio, which he runs with his best friend Chefpiet. Obvious is that he's been losing it over the years, with his most memorable quality his forgetfulness, as well as his life motto "Recht zo die gaat" (Roughly translated: Right this way it goes). Earlier mentioned went over the limit over the years which basically forced him into retirement in 2005.
Chefpiet (actor: Don van Dijke) - The chef of Pedro's Paella Palacio, owned by his best friend Wegwijspiet. He used to work for Sinterklaas as his personal cook before joining Wegwijs in his Paella venture. He's usually the correcting one of the duo, always stopping Wegwijs from doing something wrong. Returned to the kitchen of the Saint in 2005 when Wegwijspiet turned to do his own cooking at Pedro's.
Testpiet (actress: Beryl van Praag)
Hoge Hoogte Piet (actor: Tim de Zwart)
Profpiet (actor: Piet van der Pas)
Muziekpiet (actor: Wim Schluter)
Coole Piet "Diego" (actor: Harold Verwoert)
Hoofdpiet (actor: Erik van Muiswinkel)
Sinterklaas (actor: Bram van der Vlugt)
Meneer de Directeur (actor: Tim de Zwart)
Jacob (actor: Peter de Gelder)
Tante Toets (actress: Maja van den Broecke)
Side characters / allies
Rosita (actress: Trudy Kerbosch)
Tante Soesa (actress: Daphny Muriloff)