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.

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

The Embassy is proud to be a sponsor of “The Early Dutch Explorers Exhibition – Welcome Aboard.” This beautiful exhibit tells a fascinating story about the Dutch East India Company and its exploration in the Southern Hemisphere in the 17th Century. It also includes Abel Tasman’s exploration of New Zealand, which has brought a complete new view of the world. The exhibition will travel through New Zealand, and includes a nine minutes video.

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