Money in Curacao

For cheese heads longing back to the guilder era or, if you are really old, the Florin (stone)age 😉 , Curaçao is a good place for a trip down memory lane. The official currency on the island is the Netherlands Antillean guilder (to be replaced by the Caribbean Guilder somehwere in 2013) while the currency symbol, NAF, is derived from Netherlands Antilles Florin.

Most of the NAF bank notes have a similar color as what the Dutch guilder bank notes used to look like, giving the nostalgic feeling an even bigger boost…quite special to have guilders in my pocket again. 😉


(oh, I couldn’t get hold of the 50 cent coin which is hardly used in everyday money, quite a pity as it quite a special one being square shaped)