Guilder exchange campaign in October
13 July 2006, AMSTERDAM - A campaign is being launched to persuade the public to exchange the 650 million guilders lying around in Dutch homes for euros.
13 July 2006
AMSTERDAM - A campaign is being launched to persuade the public to exchange the 650 million guilders lying around in Dutch homes for euros.
The sum is made of of 150 million in notes and the rest in coins. The deadline for exchanging coins is 30 December. Notes can be exchanged until 2032.
From 2 October members of the public can exchange the defunct currency at post offices. This is part of the campaign 'maak euro's van uw guldens' (make euros from your guilders) that begins in the autumn.
Research indicates that only 11 percent of people plan at this stage to hand in their guilders. This is in part because many people are not aware they can exchange their guilders for euros, or they think the amount they have is too small to bother about.
The Dutch Central Bank (DNB) estimates there is an average of 53 guilders in Dutch households.
[Copyright Expatica News 2006]
Subject: Dutch news