Netherlands Antillean guilders exchangeable in the Netherlands

Date 17 January 2011

As of Tuesday 18 January 2011, the public may once again exchange Netherlands Antillean guilders through GWK Travelex branches. This is the outcome of last month’s request by the Minister of Finance to De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB) to resolve the situation that Netherlands Antillean guilders could no longer be exchanged in the Netherlands.

The loss of this option followed from the political reform of the Netherlands Antilles last year. The Minister made the request to DNB on foot of a motion in the Lower House of Parliament.  Under the facility, which will be valid up to end-June 2011, GWK Travelex will purchase Netherlands Antillean guilders under its usual conditions.  DNB will organise the transport of the banknotes to the Central Bank of Curaçao and Sint Maarten.