Middelburg Easter Island statue

Easter Island statue in Middelburg

Easter Island statue in Middelburg


Moai in Middelburg

Middelburg - We have an Easter Island statue in the editorial office of hotspotholland.nl. Not a real one, of course, but one of one and a half meters. This Moai reminds us daily to experience new (micro) adventures and also that for some adventures you don't have to travel the world at all. To see an Easter Island statue, you don't have to spend 24 hours in a plane (also saves 2.2600 tons of CO2 emissions). You can also simply visit the Dutch Easter Island city of Middelburg.

Middelburg Easter Island City?

Easter Island City? Here's the thing: Jacob Roggeveen is one of the Netherlands' most famous explorers and comes from Middelburg. In search of the unknown South Land, Terra Australis, this notary discovered Rapa Nui on the morning of April 5, 1722. It was Easter and that's how Easter Island got its name.

Discovery? from Easter Island

Discovering a country is (fortunately) in a slightly different light these days. Roggeveen discovered Easter Island from a Western perspective. Easter Island was inhabited long and wide before we as the Western world got to know about it.

Sculptor Peter de Jong

The Easter Island statue in Park Molenwater was made in 1970 by the Middelburg sculptor Peter de Jong. The almost three meter high statue is not a true-to-life copy of a Moai, but a stylized variant.

Middelburg Easter Island statue photo gallery

Middelburg trips in the area

    Adress and visitor information

    Middelburg Easter Island statue

    Address: Molenwater
    Postal code and City: 4331 SC  Middelburg
    Region: Walcheren
    Province/Region: Zeeland

    Visit: An average visits takes approx. 0,5 hours.
    The Easter Island statue is located in the Molenwater park in the center of Middelburg.

    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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