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People are still not used to the Euro.
3½ months after the introduction most Dutch still convert the amounts to guilders.
Just after the conversion it was a bit of a holiday mood. Those odd coins did not have real value. The Dutch just had to accept all hidden price increases, just like they accepted higher prices while on holiday. It is the only thing to do when there is no alternative.
The holiday mood is over by now. It's tough to compare prices as the guilder prices are gone. Price increases are an given fact of life.
I am still struggling to recognise the coins.
tailside is readable and on top. The Dutch
headside offers very little clues for recognition.
Every now and then I come across a German or Belgian Euro.
I expected more foreign Euros in tourist city Gouda. Where do all those Euros of Italian and Spanish tourists go to? Obviously their Euros follow a financial path that does not cross mine.
In general the coins of the several Euro members diffuse slowly (wiskgenoot.nl/eurodiffusie). It is as if the individual countries like to hang on to their own monetary identity.
The slowly mixing coins nicely symbolise the united Europe.
A complex continent that slowly but surely unites.
One Europe despite the immense diversity,
lots of different
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