18 November 2022

400 years of Exchange drumming

After Amsterdam schoolchildren came to open the Amsterdam Exchange with drumbeats for the last time in 2019, there is a very special reason to continue the age-old tradition of Exchange drumming today. Indeed, this year marks exactly 400 years since the start of this particular exchange tradition, which started thanks to an observant orphan boy who, during the Eighty Years’ War, prevented a Spanish attack on the exchange building. For the drumming children, it’s a good reason to make extra noise today.