Every trading day the gong is sounded in Amsterdam to mark the opening (9.00 am) and closing (17.30 pm) of the trading session.
World Baseball Champions The Netherlands visited Beurplein 5. In honor of the occasion team manager Brian Farley sounded the gong.
The Netherlands baseball team has made history winning the World Cup final in Panama after beating 25 times world champion Cuba 2-1. It is the first time a European team has won the title since Britain did in 1938. Dutch player Curt Smith was selected the most valuable player (MVP) of the Panama World Championship.
Dutch Baseball Association KNBSB
The Dutch baseball team's victory is a welcome, early gift to the Royal Dutch Baseball and Softball League, which will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2012. Rounding off the jubilee year, the 2012 European Cup Championships will be held in the Netherlands, giving the world title holders an opportunity to show their supporters at home just how good they are.