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Royal Dutch Mint to move into brand new mint building
« on: December 11, 2018, 06:48:58 PM »





The Royal Dutch Mint has announced that it will move into a brand new mint building that has yet to be built. After 451 years the mint will also move out of Utrecht and will now be located in Houten. The mint was located in the current building in the city center of Utrecht since 1911.

The terrain is (almost) completely surrounded by water which is handy for reasons of security. The outside of the mint will be coloured gold. It is expected the building will be ready in 1,5 to 2 years from now. Apparently the new Belgian owners have a lot of money and ambitions.
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Re: Royal Dutch Mint to move into brand new mint building
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2018, 10:26:30 AM »
Too bad they didn't build something along their big warehouse near Almere. They are in fact a heavy metal industry, so cheap land should have been a plus.

I do hope the present building will be a protected monument. The last time I checked it was protected at city level only, not at state level (rijksmonument), but that was some time back.

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Re: Royal Dutch Mint to move into brand new mint building
« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2018, 11:37:34 AM »
Well, if I remember correctly the Eurokluizen will soon also cease to exist with the coin stock being transferred to some military domain that will also house the Dutch gold and banknote stock.

On the one hand it is a shame that the mint leaves its current building as its really a very beatiful building with a lot of history to it, probably one of the nicest mint buildings in the world. On the other hand I am glad it leaves as the area where the mint is located is these days known for being rough thanks to the presence of people with a certain nationality. During my last visit I felt far from safe there.

The building of the Dutch mint is these days a Rijksmonument.