Every year at the end of spring as the summer is about to be upon us the Netherlands Embassy World Bank Group and Inter-American Development Bank Liaisons organize the annual networking event “Klompen Cup” (Pictures). It is a street soccer 4-on-4 tournament, 10 minute games played right outside the embassy. We assemble teams with (Dutch) colleagues from the respective institutions; WB, IFC, IADB, and IMF to compete for the coveted “Klompen Cup”.
The tournament is not only for the soccer-addicts – everyone is invited, and even encouraged, to join in. We welcome anyone as a player, but spectators are very much welcome as well. Extra incentives to support a team (or to just watch a few games) are the drinks and snacks served on the second level of the parking garage, overlooking the playing field as well as the ample opportunity to network with Dutch staff from the different institutions.
We thought that this year we would share the pictures with you…and if you are ever in Washington, D.C. at the end of May / beginning of June let us know!
Vincent & Stephanie