“Grand Hotel Coomans”

      Country of Issue: Netherlands  Manufacturer: Van Rooij
              Coin Date: 1903       Diameter: 33.9mm
             (Images and Information Courtesy of WoC)
                   UW.TALISMAN. BEN.IK.VOORWAAR-
                   I am your talisman, I tell you,
                I bring you luck during the whole year.

The Grand Hotel Coomans was a well known hotel in Rotterdam, located at Hoofdsteeg 12 – 22. It dates from 1874. The hotel had 70 rooms (at that time), a restaurant, reading room etc. The hotel was modernised in 1930 and expanded to 270 rooms. The building was destroyed during the bombing of Rotterdam in 1940. The building, and street, no longer exist.