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Our Dutch name “De Molen” translates to “the Mill”. In the Netherlands, the country of windmills, a molen is, by default, a windmill with its type only specified if it is not wind driven. De Molen was built, and is run, by volunteers under the...more
I spotted the windmill while heading up to Auckland so we went to explore it. It's an incredible place and when the sails are repaired, will be a functioning mill again. Built in the traditional style, theres a video playing upstairs to view the construction...More
We spent some time here with our two granddaughters. They loved climbing to the top of the windmill and enjoyed the views from the outside platform. However, more than anything, they loved the wooden games provided on the first floor, and would happily have stayed...More
Welcoming staff, incredible food and coffee - get the Dutch apple pie - you will not regret it. The windmill is just magnificent and provides excellent photo opportunities when you have finished eating in the sunshine. You will be forever sorry if you do not...More
We were staying at the nearby campsite by the beach and nearly missed this excellent treat. What a lovely surprise. The very nice young man showed us around and we talked for a long time. My husband is an engineer so they chatted about technical...More
Been a few years since my last visit to the Foxton De Molen Windmill and there’s been some nice changes in this area. Nicely landscaped, extension on the Dutch Cafe, new museum, library & cafe. But the best is the treats inside the Windmill take...More
Just passing through Foxton when my husband spotted this in the distance. Glad we stopped to investigate further. Great views and the chap got it going while we were there. Very friendly people too. Shop full of Dutch souvenirs including heaps of licorice which smelled...More