Dutch Connection Trust


Over the last 60 years or so, Dutch immigrants and their families have made a real contribution to New Zealand’s culture and business. But that story has never been told.

The Dutch Connection Trust has been working to create a place to create connections – between people, nations and cultures – and we invite you to find your own Dutch connection.

Oranjehof museum is a place to show and celebrate what has been achieved in innovation and art – with lots of hard work and clever-clog smart thinking

Aims of the trust

To create a centre to tell the stories of Dutch New Zealanders and preserve the Dutch immigrant’s cultural heritage. Oranjehof will be a source of inspiration for enhanced collaboration and inspiration. It will spark opportunities, sharing and understanding through vibrant, rich connections between:

  • The Nederlanders in New Zealand
  • The past, present and future
  • New Zealand and Nederland.