The Royal Dutch Mint moves to Houten

After more than 450 years the Royal Dutch Mint will move from Utrecht to a new magnificent building in Houten, in the Southern of Utrecht. The Utrecht building was used by the Royal Dutch Mint for over 100 years. However, due to the increase of production and the increased security standards the building was not fit to serve for another 100 years.

Houten, 2 April 2020

 

After more than 450 years the Royal Dutch Mint will move from Utrecht to a new magnificent building in Houten, in the Southern of Utrecht. The Utrecht building was used by the Royal Dutch Mint for over 100 years. However, due to the increase of production and the increased security standards the building was not fit to serve for another 100 years.

 

The new ultra-modern and iconic building has been designed especially for the Royal Dutch Mint. For the outside of the building, the architect was inspired by the portrait of the King on the Dutch euro coins, designed by the well-known Dutch photographer Erwin Olof.

 

The move of a mint is a highly unique event because of the specific security requirements which make the construction and the relocation extremely complex. In less than one year after the start of construction on 15 May 2019, the move of the mint could be realized already at the end of March 2020. The Royal Dutch Mint used this opportunity to implement state-of-the-art technics regarding security and sustainability in the new building in Houten. The new building will be one of the most secure places in the Netherlands, and is also called “The Dutch Vault”.

In the new building, the Royal Dutch Mint will be able to serve its clients, amongst others more than 70 central banks worldwide, in an even more reliably and efficient way. In the near future, cash will remain the most used method of payment in the world and will be of the utmost importance for the stability of the payment systems in countries with a lot of electronic payments.

 

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On the Royal Dutch Mint

The Royal Dutch Mint (“RDM”) was established in 1567 and is one of the oldest companies in the Netherlands. RDM belongs to the top 5 mints internationally. RDM is the first and only private mint that is certified to strike euro coins. RDM is one of the most efficient and advanced companies in the mint industry. In the past years RDM developed innovative techniques, including amongst others the laser engraving for the mint industry as well as special design technics (hologram and moving images). RDM has struck coins for more than 70 central banks.

 

For more info:
www.royaldutchmint.com
Contact information:Royal Dutch Mint
Phone: +31 (0)30 291 04 00

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