|The Netherlands issued two different starter kits, intended to educate its citizens about the euro. The one on this page contains one of each coin and was distributed to the Dutch citizens for free. Packaged, mint condition cards have since become collector items. Additional bags of Euro coins could be purchased to familiarise oneself with the coins, which include include 32 coins.
Dutch euro coins have two designs by Bruno Ninaber van Eyben, both of which feature a portrait or effigy of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands. All coins share the 12 stars of the EU and the year of imprint in their design. Like in Finland, the Dutch have decided not to issue one and two cent coins anymore starting from September 1, 2004. The coins remain legal tender, but are no longer issued in shops.