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Dutch NY, the Roots of New York City

Dutch NY, the Roots of New York City

Duration:1.5 hours total
Languages:Offered in English

About your host

Living in NYC (New Amsterdam until 1664) and passionate about understanding the origins of America as a Dutch historian, I co-published two books about New Amsterdam shining a light on the becoming of New York, New Jersey, parts of Delaware and beyond: Exploring Historic Dutch New York. Forever dedicated to tell this story, I give private- and group tours on and off both in Lower Manhattan, NYC…
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What we’ll do

I'll be waiting for you at the southern tip of Manhattan where - with some imagination - we jump 400 years back into time, seeing the vessel de Halve Maen (the Half Moon) arriving with a Dutch crew aboard. The story begins... We'll be walking towards Wall Street (no, the famous street is not called Wall Street because there was a wall built.. I will tell you why!) and in about 90 minutes we will…

What else you should know

INTERACTIVE TOUR: ASK ALL YOU CAN, PLSE! Also: if you wish, leave me a note on beforehand where you are from and I’ll see if I can include a story about the connection between your town and New Amsterdam and/or Old Amsterdam!

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Where you'll be

Our walk covers the full story of New York City's birth years starting out as the Dutch town New Amsterdam -- we'll walk along its historic borders where I'll immerse you in great stories and some 17th century gossip!

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

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Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 7 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

More tips

INTERACTIVE TOUR: ASK ALL YOU CAN, PLSE! Also: if you wish, leave me a note on beforehand where you are from and I’ll see if I can include a story about the connection between your town and New Amsterdam and/or Old Amsterdam!
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Dutch NY, the Roots of New York City
3 reviews
$45/person
3 reviews
$45/person