De Molen, Windmill, Foxton

4.4
#1 of 11 in Historic Sites in Manawatu-Wanganui Region
The windmill was the dream of two Dutch immigrants, Jan Langen and Cor Slobbe. Approximately $1,000,000 was donated by the community to build the windmill and it was officially opened in 2003.

The windmill is a charitable trust with a volunteer board and volunteer and paid staff. All funds raised are used to keep the windmill in top working order and open 7 days a week as a monument to all the Dutch Immigrants that came to New Zealand from Netherlands in the 1950's and their future generations.
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  • A chance to see a working windmill. All three floors! You could easily spend an hour here seeing how the machinery operates using manual levers and cogs. Johnny came and showed us how the windmill bla...  more »
  • This morning I lay on one of the park benches in the pristine gardens that surround Foxton's Cultural Precinct. I looked straight up to the massive blades of Der Molen and my mind flicked between Don ...  more »
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