Amsterdam has Harry Slinger Friday awarded the Andreaspenning. The singer of Printed matter received the award for his years of dedication as a presenter and animator at the arrival of Sinterklaas in Amsterdam.
Harry Slinger (r.) with former mayor of Amsterdam, Eberhard van der Laan, with the arrival of Sinterklaas in the capital.
The 68-year-old Slinger has worked for more than 25 years to the conquest, not only on the day itself but also in the preparation and the evaluation. So is the entry evaluated annually on the ship of the Pendulum, and he organizes a party for all over a thousand volunteers.
The Andreaspenning is granted to people that great achievements have made in the social, cultural or economic area for Amsterdam with a rural feel. Earlier known decorated include astronaut André Kuipers, actress Nelly Frijda and opiniepeiler Maurice the Dog.