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Exchange Drumming 2022


This morning, a new trading day on Euronext Amsterdam opened with more noise than usual. More than 100 children drummed happily from the trading floor during the traditional ‘Exchange Drumming’.

Exchange Drumming is a tradition that was started 400 years ago, after an orphan boy managed to prevent the Amsterdam Stock Exchange building from being blown up by Spaniards during the Eighty Years’ War. As a thank you, his wish was granted and he, together with other orphans, was allowed to drum in the Stock Exchange building.

Today, 400 years later, more than 100 Amsterdam school children continue this tradition, and they came – drumming – to take a look behind the scenes at the Amsterdam Stock Exchange.