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.
Today football club Ajax celebrates its 113th birthday during the gong ceremony at the Amsterdam exchange. Captain Siem de Jong sounds the gong and opens trading.
Ajax is now a big, world renowned football club but it began as a small organisation set up by a group of friends on 18 March 1900 in the Ajax cafe in Amsterdam. Now one of the biggest clubs in Europe, Ajax has a rich tradition to uphold. It celebrated its first Dutch championship victory in 1918, and 1957 was the first year in which Ajax participated in the European Cup Finals. Ajax won its 30th national championship victory in 2011. Today’s it celebrates its birthday with the gong ceremony.
Ajax has been listed on NYSE Euronext since 1998.
Read more: www.ajax.nl