We're establishing a national Museum Centre for and about the Dutch immigrants in New Zealand, next to the 30 m high De Molen in Foxton.

Main image

Our History Culture

Oranjehof will open 18 November 2017, to tell the inspirational success story of the Dutch: from Abel Tasman's first contact with the Maori, to today's achievements in farming, business, the arts and much more. Ons Museum will also act as a venue for exchanges between two countries - in the realms of culture, the visual arts, business and science - and for our community to come together.

Oranjehof will be located in Foxton, as part of the Te Awahou-Nieuwe Stroom complex that is being established by Horowhenua District Council. We're collaborating with local Maori and other groups to establish a state of the art tourism facility and community hub.

Reasons to choose Foxton: We can recreate Een Stukje Nederland, next to De Molen, the Manawatu river loop, the Foxton wetlands that have Unesco birdlife status, and cafe The Dutch Oven.

Organisation details

The Dutch Connection Museum Trust

Charity
Manawatu / Whanganui

The Dutch Connection Museum will be a real-life storybook to record and showcase the Dutch immigration experience. We've always been the 'Invisible Immigrants', missing from the pages of Michael King's 'History of New Zealand'.

So let's tell the inspirational success story of the Dutch: from Abel Tasman's first contact with Maori in 1642, to today's achievements in business, farming, the arts and more. 'Ons Museum en Cultureel Centrum' will be a venue for exchanges between two countries - in the realms of culture the visual arts, business and science. And the Dutch community will have a place to celebrate national events like 'Sinterklaas en Koningsdag'.

We now have a home. Horowhenua District Council has purchased the more than 1400 m2 ex-Mitre 10 building for a tourism and community centre.

  Donate Now   Add To Plan

This organisation page was created on 14 May 2015.

Donor Confidence Key  

  • Givealittle moderated
  • Donor validated
  • New Zealand registered charity
  • Eligible for tax credit

Concerned? Report this page

Email your friends & family

Customise (* required)

Separate using commas e.g. johnsmith@email.com, janesmith@email.com


×

The link has been copied

×

Report this page

Your details (* required)

×

Donor Confidence Key

Givealittle moderation

Givealittle values the importance of an informed decision when making a donation. We check to make sure that adequate information is provided to donors and that pages comply with our terms and conditions. Pages are not browseable nor searchable until moderated and donor validated. For more information, check out this support article.

Donor validation

A page becomes donor validated when it receives donations from at least three different sources. Pages are not browseable nor searchable until moderated and donor validated. For more information, check out this support article.

New Zealand registered charity

Is registered with the Department of Internal Affairs (DIA), Charity Services (formerly Charities Commission) as a charity.

Tax credit eligibility

Has been granted 'donee status' by Inland Revenue (IRD). Donors to a page with tax credit eligibility may be able to apply for a tax credit.

×