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Informal activities

Having a competitive pay and benefits package is important, of course it is, but what makes VDL a great company to work for are the people and the friendly atmosphere. We organise numerous activities in which you, as a VDL colleague, can take part:

Staff party


Every year, VDL organises a staff party for all VDL employees and a plus one. A night full of spectacular performances by high-profile artists and various acts, enjoyed over a nice bite to eat and a drink. 

Soccer tournament 

Every year, in spring, we organise the Piet van der Leegte soccer tournament in Hapert. This tournament is named after Wim van der Leegte’s brother. Teams from various VDL companies, as well as combined teams, battle for the big cup. 

Indoor soccer tournament 

In winter, when it is too cold to play soccer outside, we organise an indoor edition of the soccer tournament. 

Various activities

As you would expect, the various staff associations at the VDL companies organise a range of activities every year, such as a day to the Efteling theme park, a barbecue, a bowling night, and a boat tour. And then there are also the summer holiday and pre-Christmas drinks. All these activities are organised by each company individually as they see fit. 

Young VDL Employee (YVE)

Every year, enthusiastic young employees organise the Young VDL Employee (YVE) event, especially for young professionals aged up to 35 who want to pursue personal and professional development at VDL. The event also doubles as a networking event where young professionals exchange knowledge and experiences with colleagues from within and outside the company. With an innovative programme and a different location every year, this event never ceases to surprise.

Motorcycle getaway

In the month of June every year, motorcycle enthusiasts can really indulge themselves for a weekend. In a small group, they take to their motorcycles for a ride through Germany’s scenic Eifel region. A weekend full of fun, with sometimes challenging weather conditions, where that cold beer after the first day of riding is always one of the highlights of the trip.