News of: Tuesday, October 03 2006,

Latest chance to change old guilder coins to Euros

The old guilder coins can be changed into Euro coins until December 31 2006, on all post offices in the Netherlands - if you have a bank account here.

After Holland became one of the 12 countries that use the Euro as a currency, it was decided that Dutch guilder coins could be changed into Euro coins until January 1, 2007.

To make it easier (but only for Dutch residents), between October 3 and December 31 of this year, the coins can also be traded in at all post offices.

You need to bring a copy of a valid identity card (passport, driving license or European identity card). The value in Euros will be put on your bank account in the Netherlands, if you have one.
Post offices in the centre of Amsterdam can be found on

If you don't have a bank account, you can also go to the Netherlands Bank in Amsterdam, located in the centre, at Frederiksplein. The office in Amsterdam is open from 9am-4pm on office days. Here you also need to bring identification.

Bank notes in guilders can be traded in at the Nederlandse Bank until January 1, 2032.

The value of a Euro is 2.20371 Guilder.