Kruidnoten! - And now for something completely different....The Merazonia-2 period lasted from the 28th of sept till the 8th of dec. Therefor the one and only sacred holiday of the Netherlands fell in this period: Sinterklaas ! (dec 5th)A real short explanation would be to describe it as our very own version of christmas (which we have as well, lucky bastards) but then, of course, much cooler and better. It comes with these special cookies for example, the kruidnoten, and these were specially imported from.... the States in this case. Weird but true. Our suppliers in Holland had let us down a bit.