Sunday, September 23, 2012

Dutch New York

Earlier this week I had the opportunity to join a walk through the Financial District to learn about the Dutch Roots in New York. Me, originally from Holland, thought this would be very interesting and it was! 

In this photo you see a small part of a larger three-dimensional bronze relief of the town of New Amsterdam that is mounted on a small granite rock. It shows roughly how the Southern tip of Manhattan looked back in 1660.

Peter Minuit Plaza, State Street at Whitehall Street, New York City.

Here's a link to a photo on Flickr where you can see the complete bronze relief.


  1. Nellies, this is very interesting part of NYC history, do you perhaps know of any good websites outlining the Dutch settlement in NY?

  2. So nice they built the same houses as here along the canals. They probably didn't know better to built something different.

  3. I love how you've taken this photo, such amazing detail!

  4. As I was yesterday visiting MaiMoon Palace in Medan Build an designed by the Dutch. You'll find traces of them everywhere.

  5. I absolutely remember my Dutch lerares telling us about the history of NY and how the Brooklyn bridge got its name. :D brug for bridge.



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