The euro (symbol: €; plural euros) is the currency of the European Economic and Monetary Union. The official ISO code of the currency is EUR.
In 1992 in Maastricht, the Netherlands decided definitively introduction of the euro. This would equal the value of 1 euro to 1 ECU ( 'European Currency Unit' or 'European unit ").
In addition, each euro country is free to choose his own symbols and text on the national side of euro coins to place. The Netherlands Euro has the face of Queen Beatrix. In the Netherlands the use of the 1 and 2 cent coins, since 2004 by allowing the rounding to 5 cents, significantly reduced. In most stores, amounts since then rounded to the nearest 5 cents.