Personally the New York City flag is one of the best examples on how important the Dutch were for current NYC. The flag could be used for the Netherlands as well, it says it al.
Brooklyn, or Breukelen is probably the most influenced neighborhood of New York City. Brooklyn is named after Breukelen, a city in the Dutch province ‘Utrecht’.
Battery Park is a park in the southern tip of Manhattan. I always think of it as a strange name. I always think of an electrical battery but it is not named after that.
Neighborhoods and street names aren’t the only things named after something Dutch. Some rivers and other water things also got their names from the Dutch.
Three of the five boroughs of New York City have Dutch origins. The five boroughs of New York City are Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island.
New York was called New Amsterdam and although ‘Amsterdam’ made room for ‘York’, you still see plenty of things referring to Amsterdam.
The Dutch Queen, who was a princess in 1959, visited New York on September 11 1959 to celebrate the 350th birthday of the Dutch – New York connection.
Yankees, everyone heard about them. But almost no one knows what it means or what the origin of the word ‘Yankee’ is.
Years pass but a surname remains. Surnames like ‘Vanderbilt’, ‘Roosevelt’ and ‘Van Cortlandt’ are pretty famous in United States.
Not only Wall St. is named after something Dutch. No, there are lots of street names named after their original Dutch name or something else that refers to the Netherlands.
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