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.
To mark the National Read Aloud Days 2012 Chris Haughton opened the trading day at the Amsterdam exchange. The picture book 'Mama Kwijt' of Haughton is named picture book of the year 2012.
The Reading Association is the initiator of the National Read Aloud Days, and the CPNB is involved in the organisation of the event. This year's read aloud events will take place from Wednesday 18 January to Saturday 28 January. The objective of the campaign is to encourage adults to read to children who are still too young to read.