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Annual closing

From Friday 24th December till Saturday 1st January the Museum is closed. This offers a perfect occasion to look back at the last few months. And to be honest, once again in 2010 you showed up in great numbers.

Inflation Island game

Do you know the difference between deflation, price stability, high inflation and hyperinflation? Find out on Inflation Island.

€CONOMIA – The Monetary Policy Game

Have you ever wondered what exactly monetary policy is? Or how the key interest rate affects inflation? €CONOMIA is a game that will help you understand these basics of central banking.

The ‘Commodity Money’ collection now online

Visitors to the website can browse through the collection or search specifically for images or information on a particular item or subject. Convenient for everyone, but especially for school pupils, students and teachers.

Temporary Exhibition: “Money and Your Life”

(Nederlands) Van 14 januari tot en met 15 juni 2011 loopt in het Museum van de Nationale Bank de tentoonstelling “Geld en je leven!”, een interactieve geldsoap voor jongeren van 12 tot 16 jaar. Voor leerkrachten worden speciale lerarendagen georganiseerd.

Gaulish money

By the end of the 4th century BC, coinage had been introduced into Gaul. In those days, the Gauls began hiring out their services as horsemen or foot soldiers to the great Mediterranean warlords. In exchange for their services they were given gold coins, and thus became familiar with the monetary system.