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De Molen, Windmill

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This is a great shop for Dutch items. Also souviners. The service was fantastic. Loved this little... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Marlene B
Brisbane, Australia
via mobile
Interesting and unexpected

I spotted the windmill while heading up to Auckland so we went to explore it. It's an incredible... read more

Reviewed 4 November 2018
Dawn Fergie F
Umina Beach, Australia
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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
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96A Main Street, Foxton 4814, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great shop for Dutch items. Also souviners. The service was fantastic. Loved this little shop.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Marlene B
Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Dawn Fergie F
Reviewed 14 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Mary H
Reviewed 14 October 2018

Well worth the two dollar entry to the upper part of the windmill. Has lots of yummy cheese and Dutch foods.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Penne A
Reviewed 26 August 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank melly650
Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

Ate here three or four times when spending two weeks in Foxton Beach. Wifi almost non-existent. But coffee creations and food creative and left us wanting to try other sandwiches and desserts.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Richard J
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

We stopped here with the kids. Very cool. Yummy cheese. We will definitely return. We went to the cafe, windmill shop and museum.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Lottyshot
Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Lynda G
Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Waynedvh
Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: March 2018
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