Easter Island statue Texel




The Dreamer of Rapa Nui

Texel - The Dreamer of Rapa Nui is a genuine Easter Island statue and is located at 'Rapa Nui' island Texel. The impressive statue faces the Pacific Ocean, 13.000 kilometers further, where the Dutchman Jacob Roggeveen discovered the island for the Western world on Easter Day of 1722.

Easter Day of 1722

A few days after the discovery of the remote island in the Pacific Ocean, the crew members of the Dutch Explorer Jacob Roggeveen landed on Easter Island. Unfortunately, the islanders' enthusiasm was interpreted as hostile, after which a shooting ended in the death of at least ten residents. Things were friendlier in the 1990s when the Texel painter Niek Welboren made a dream trip to the distant island.
During a return visit to Texel, sculptor Bene Aukara Tuki Pate made a real Moai on Texel in just two months. The statue is carved from a 6000 kg block of tuff-rock from the German Eifel.

The navel of the world

The original inhabitants of Easter Island called their island 'Te Pito o Te Henua', which means something like the 'center or the navel of the world'. The Spaniards who landed on the island 48 years later, called the island 'Isla San Carlos' and the current Polynesian name is Rapa Nui.

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    Easter Island statue Texel

    Address: Postweg 72, De Cocksdorp
    Postal code and City: 1795 JR  Texel
    Region: Texel
    Province/Region: Waddeneilanden

    Visit: An average visits takes approx. 1 hours.

    Let op: The locations on the map are indicational. It is not always the entrance, parking lot or best route. The map shows up to 8 locations in the area. Want to see all locations? Check our Hotspot map or use the Search option on this website.



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