Today, on July 2, 2024, the central bank of the Netherlands (DNB) invited 12 journalists to have a look inside its new gold vault at the Dutch army base near Zeist. DNB stores 190 tonnes (one third) of its gold in this vault.

Earlier, in May 2023, DNB said “gold is the ultimate anchor of trust. If the entire financial system collapses, you still have the gold and the gold retains its value.”

DNB (as well as other European and Asian central banks) is clearly pro gold and prepared for a new gold standard.