Discover the unexpected link between Texel and Easter Island that goes back to explorer Jacob Roggeveen's landing in 1722 and resulted in the Easter Island statue ''The Dreamer of Rapa Nui'' on Texel.
In 1722, Dutch explorer Jacob Roggeveen landed on Easter Island, but the barren and inhospitable island proved not interesting enough for the West India Company as a trading post, so Roggeveen sailed back to the Netherlands, disappointed. The adventure appeared to have laid the foundations for a special bond between Easter Island and Texel. in 1992, Texel artist Niek Welboren launched the idea of having an Easter Island statue made, an idea that was well received on both Easter Island and Texel. The four-metre-high tuff stone sculpture, named " The Dreamer of Rapa Nui'', was made on Texel. The special history of Roggeveen's discovery of Easter Island and the later creation of the Easter Island statue on Texel make the connection between these two islands very unique. The statue is placed in the direction of its origin.
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Update: February 20, 2023 14:00