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Whatchamacallit 82: 5€ Notes

Since moving to Europe, I’ve become used to the fact that my banknotes change size and color as the values change.

However, other than noting that I’ve visited Spijkenisse, where the Euro-note bridges went from fantasy to reality, I do not think that I’ve ever discussed the Euro notes.

Simply put, the notes are […]

Whatchamacallit 24: vijftig gulden

There’s a lot to be said for the Euro: no more losing value when crossing borders within the euro-zone: day trips from Berlin to Paris don’t incur an inherent exchange penalty.

On the downside, euro banknotes are designed to be non-specific and boring (although the bridges were subsequently constructed, see Spijkenisse).

My favorite pre-euro […]

€urobridges: from Fantasy to Reality. (aka: visiting Spijkenisse)

Last week I popped over to The Netherlands to visit colleagues, tackle a few ideas, and do another one of those odd touristic things that I seem to find, in this case visit the Euro-bridges.

The 5€ facade on the Bridges of the Eurozone.

Hello 10€ Bridge!

Back when the Euro was being […]

Celebrating 10 Euro Years

A week or so ago I got my first 2€ coin that celebrates 10 years of the Euro.

ECB's info on this special coin.

I have to say that I cannot help but wonder if this is, indeed, the moment to be celebrating the Euro.

That said, I do believe this might be […]