About the design:
The design was based on HRH King Willem-Alexander's motto: "Encourage, represent and bring people together". Words that, together with the water management, are traditionally embedded in the Dutch culture, can be seen in the design.
The sailor's knot on the coin symbolises connection, because shipping enabled the exploration of the unknown and combined the old and the new. The ribbons are inspired on the reliefs of the Royal Palace of Amsterdam, where different elements connect to each other. The portrait was derived from the 10 euro coin that was issued in 2013 for the inauguration.
It is the first time that a design on a Dutch coin continues on the rim.