A National Museum Centre for and about the Dutch Immigrants in New Zealand
Our Place, or 'onze Plek', will open in 2016, 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 en Cultureel Centrum 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.
Onze Plek will be located in Foxton, as part of the Te Awahou-Nieuwe Stroom project 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.
The Dutch Connection Museum will be a real-life storybook to record and showcase the Dutch immigration experience. It will 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'.
More information: https://givealittle.co.nz/org/dutchconnectionmuseum#