After local festivities the new Baseball World Champions from the Netherlands officially will be celebrated on Friday in Haarlem, Netherlands by the city and the Royal Dutch Baseball and Softball Association KNBSB. The big party starts at 15h30 on the “Grote Markt”, where a so-called baseball village will invite with batting cages, demonstrations and more. Swen Huijer, Carlo Steensma, Eric de Vries and Rachid Engelhardt will be on hand.
The program at a stage will start around 16h00. The Dutch national team will arrive by boat via one of the canals, passing the “Verfroller” at around 15h45 and “Melkbrug” at 16h00. From 17h45 to about 18h30 the team will greet the audience on the stage. Prior to the party on the grand plaza the team will be officially welcomed and honored by politicians.
In the evening starting at 20h00 he KNBSB will hold its annually KNBSB Stars Awards at the Philharmonie in Haarlem, where the players and coaches receive special gifts. The festivities marathon concludes (about 22h00) with a big after show party. The last two events however won’t be open to the general public, so make sure to attend the program in the afternoon.