Notable Dutch Locations in and around The City
From Breukelen to Haarlem and up the Hudson Vallei, the metropolitan area is filled with Dutch sites. Linguistically, the stoep out your front door and the very daalder in your wallet started out in New Amsterdam. Read on to find out more…
Dyckman Farmhouse Museum
4881 Broadway, Manhattan
The Dyckman house is the last surviving farmhouse in Manhattan, the only reminder of the island’s agrarian origins. Dating from 1784, built by William Dyckman, a descendant of those first Dutch settlers, the house is now a museum and cultural center.
The Flag of the City
The flag of the City of New York is derived from the flag of the Dutch Republic as it appeared in the 1620s, when New Amsterdam was first settled by the Dutch West India Company.
Van Cortlandt House
6036 Broadway, The Bronx
Built in 1748-49, the house was designed to be the centerpiece of the “Yonkers Plantation” that Frederick van Cortlandt and his father, Jacobus, had built up over the previous decades.
Enslaved people of African descent worked on the Plantation in a variety of roles, leaving their mark on the land, visible throughout Van Cortlandt Park.
In the American Revolution, the farm was contested hotly and held by both sides. And, of course, “George Washington slept here”.
Saint Mark's in-the-Bowery
People have worshipped on the site since Petrus Stuyvesant built a chapel here before 1660 on land bought from the Dutch East India Company. Stuyvesant was interred in the vault upon his heath in 1672. The Episcopal Church built the current building and consecrated it in 1799.