The Big Dutch Day Out

The Big Dutch Day Out.

The Big Dutch Day Out at Te Awahou Riverside Cultural Park Foxton is the celebration of the De Molen, Foxtons Windmill 16th birthday coinciding with the Dutch King, and of course, everything Dutch.

There will be a food tent offering Dutch favourites. Traditional Dutch games will be set up and ready to play and free face painting for the kids.

Dress in orange competition

Again there will be a dress in orange competition, and we loved it so much we're doing it again. Go all out in orange! There will be prizes for the best orange dressed adult and child. Spot prizes will be given throughout the day.

Kids drawing competition

The kids drawing competition is on again this year as well as we had such incredible entries last year. Once again we have invited the local schools and early childcare to participate. The theme is to create a poster advertising Foxton as a tourist destination, including de Molen of course!

Entrys are to be delivered to de Molen, 96a Main Street, Foxton by Friday 12th April 2019 by 3pm. 
We will have the winning entries on display on The Big Dutch Day Out.

Explore Te Awahou Riverside Cultural Park

Take a tour of the upper levels of de Molen and learn about our full scale operational stone flour mill. Buy your favourite Dutch goodies including drop, croquettes and yummy imported Dutch cheeses + more from The Dutch Market situated inside de Molen.

Enjoy a coffee and a bite to eat from one of our cafés, The Dutch Oven or Millside Café.

The Dutch organ will be with us again this year, weather permitting. Come along and listen to some old Dutch favourites while enjoying the festivities.

Bring your family for the weekend or a day visit and take time to immerse yourself in all things Dutch. Visit Oranjehof, The Dutch Connection Centre and discover your Dutch connections exploring this awesome Dutch museum housed in Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom.

Take time out to visit Piriharakeke Generation Inspiration Centre and be inspired by unique insights into the Ngati Raukawa ki te Toanga world view. Engage with the artists at Whare Manaaki and try your hand at Maori arts and crafts. Learn about Foxton's history at The Flax Stripper Museum, there's no other like it in the world.

Put this event in your calendar, bring your togs, visit the beach or pop across the road to the Foxton Indoor Heated Pool, it’s a fantastic day out for the whole family. Don't forget to bring Oma and Opa too!


  • Saturday, 27 April 2019 | 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM


Te Awahou Riverside Cultural Park, 22 Harbour Street, Foxton 4814  View Map

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