The Embassy of the Netherlands in New Zealand is commemorating the 375 years anniversary of Abel Tasman’s arrival in New Zealand.  Abel Tasman’s four months voyage of exploration into unchartered territories, in an era without GPS, placed New Zealand on the maps of the world.

The Embassy is also organising its popular Dutch Dayz.  Dutch Dayz 2017 showcases the different faces of Holland, and it is in its fourth year. Innovative Holland has a lot to offer such as a thriving film industry, water management, agricultural technology, food design as well as cheese and windmills.

We warmly invite you to partake in these special public events to celebrate the Dutch spirit of exploration and drive for innovation!

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