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Dutch Names in New York

(most in modern Dutch spelling)
Nieuw Nederland click to hear 2 New Holland (New Netherlands)
Nieuw Amsterdam click to hear 2 New Amsterdam

Amersfoort click to hear
Beekman click to hear 2
Bergen click to hear 2
Beverwijk click to hear 2
blekers
('bleachers'- whitening)
click to hear 2 Bleecker St.
Boswijk click to hear Bushwick?
bouwerij
('farm' - old-fashioned)
click to hear 2 the Bowery
de Brede Weg click to hear 2 Broadway
Breukelen click to hear 2 Brooklyn
Jonas Bronck click to hear the Bronx
Fort Nassau click to hear
Fort Oranje click to hear 2 (Albany)
Gansevoort click to hear 2
's-Gravesande click to hear 2 Gravesend?
Greenwijk click to hear 2 Greenwich?
Haarlem click to hear Harlem
Heemstede click to hear Hempstead
Hoboken click to hear
Inclenberg click to hear (now: Murray's Hill)
jonker
(squire, large landowner)
click to hear 2 Yonkers
Kats Kill
('cats' river')
click to hear 2 Catskills
Kinderhoek
('children's corner')?
click to hear 2 Van Buren's 'Kinderhook'
Konijneneiland
('rabbits' island')
click to hear Coney Island
Kraailoo (Crailo) click to hear Crailo
Kromme Zee
('crooked lake')
click to hear 2 ???Gramercy
Kykuit
(kijkuit = lookout)
click to hear 2 Rockefeller estate
in the Catskills
't Lange Eiland
'(the) Long Island'
click to hear Long Island
Middelburg click to hear 2
Nassau click to hear
Nederhorst click to hear 2
Nooten Eylandt
('nuts' island')
click to hear now: Governor's Island
Pavonia
('pauw' click to hear 2 'peacock')
click to hear "Mr. Pauw's Land" (~Latin)
Rensselaar click to hear
Rensselaarswijk click to hear
Schermerhorn click to hear 2
Schuylkill
('hidden river')
click to hear
Spuyten Duyvil
('the devil's hose'?)
click to hear 2
Staten Land click to hear Staten Island
Texel click to hear 2
Utrecht click to hear 2
Varkenshoek
('pigs' corner')
click to hear 2
Varkenskill
('pigs' river')
click to hear
Vlacke Bos click to hear Flatbush?
Vlissingen click to hear Flushing
Vriesendaal click to hear
Walstraat click to hear 2 Wall Street
Warmond click to hear 2
Watervliet click to hear 2
Willemstad click to hear 2
Wiltwyck click to hear (now: Kingston)

Noord Rivier click to hear the Hudson
Zuid Rivier click to hear the Delaware
Verse Rivier
(fresh-water river?)
click to hear the Connecticut
Zwanendaal
(swans' valley)
click to hear (the Delaware colony)
Before there was a New York, English sailors already used the name 'Flushing' for the Dutch port of Vlissingen click to hear
According to Nicoline van der Sijs (Cookies, Coleslaw and Stoops - Amsterdam 2009) Mr Stuyvesant's first name was Pieter click to hear - Pieter Stuyvesant click to hear 2 - of course English 'Peter' sounds very much like Dutch Pieter.

Dutch Names in New York (2)

hear: Peter Stuyvesant - Adriaen van der Donk

[a map of Manhattan in the Dutch time]
Large Map of Dutch Manhattan (with names spoken)

Peter Stuyvesant
Peter Minuit (also: Minnewit)
Cornelis Steenwijk
Adriaen van der Donk
Jonas Bronck -> Bronx
hear
Nassau
Bleecker
Beekman
Gansevoort
Rensselaer
Schermerhorn
hear - take #2
baas -> boss
jonker (squire) -> Yonkers
stoep -> stoop
koekje -> cookie
hear
Haarlem -> Harlem
Vlissingen -> Flushing
Breukelen -> Brooklyn
Staten Land -> Staten Island
Kromme Zee -> Gramercy (crooked sea/lake)
De Bouwerij -> The Bowery
Schuylkill ('hidden(?) river,' in Philadelphia)
hear
Flushing was already the English name for the Dutch port Vlissingen. (View map, hear name)
The 'Staten' (Estates) were the 17th Century Dutch government.
'Kil' or 'kille' means 'river' or 'canal' (no longer found in modern Dutch.)
In 1526, the Italian explorer in French service Giovanni da Verrazano and his crew were the first Europeans to visit the site that would later become New York.
For the developing trade with India and China, Dutch and English companies sent explorers North, hoping to find another passage than the Spanish and Portuguese routes around Africa. Some believed a warmer, navigable sea would be found beyond the polar ice, like Henry Hudson, an English explorer paid by the Dutch East-India Company, who visited the New York area and sailed up to present-day Albany in 1609. His positive report brought Dutch fur traders and a few settlers.
In 1626 Peter Minuit famously bought Manhattan island for something like $20. About two hundred people from Holland were living in the area at that time; Minuit's orders were to build a fort and bring all settlers together around it for (their own) safety.
Nieuw Amsterdam was occupied by the English in 1664 and officially ceded after the Second Anglo-Dutch Sea War (1665-67), in exchange for Surinam (between former British and still French Guyana), which looked more promising at that time. Some New York names are a reminder of the Dutch years.
Imagine (Mr Turtledove?) the American Revolution with a Dutch base in the midst of the twelve colonies; of course Dutch bureaucrats hated revolutionaries as much as their English counterparts, but the powerful merchant class might have seen a profit.
In our world, Holland supported the American Revolution (Barbara Tuchman: The First Salute), smuggling gunpowder and providing loans ... and suffered the Fourth Anglo-Dutch Sea War as a consequence.

[the cover of the book]



Billy Eric and Veronica Lewis:
Let's Go Dutch (YouTube videos):
Dutch New York - Amsterdam - Leyden - Edam
[De Halve Maen]
De Halve Maen click to hear 2 (A replica of Henry Hudson's 1609 ship)
picture © Billy Eric 2000

Dutch Names and Words from
Russell Shorto: The Island at The Center of The World Vintage Books, New York, 2004

Dutch Towns
Leuven (Louvain, Belgium)
Leiden
Breda
Amsterdam
Rotterdam
hear
Antwerpen (Belgium)
Den Briel
Münster (Germany)
Osnabrück (Germany)
's Gravenhage = Den Haag
hear
Delft
Scherpenzeel
Weststellingwerf
Dokkum
Steenwijk
hear
[a painting showing some old Amsterdam ]

Jan van der Heyden, De Nieuwezijdsvoorburgwal met de Oude
Haarlemmersluis te Amsterdam, ca. 1670
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

Amsterdam
Mokum *
Westerkerk
't IJ
Brouwersgracht
Gelderse Kade
Schreierstoren
Zandhoek
hear

Buitenkant
Herengracht
Prinsengracht
Keizersgracht
Dam, Damrak
Jordaan
hear

The Hague Elsewhere Go to Maps
Binnenhof
Ridderzaal (Knights' Hall)
Honselaarsdijk
Gevangenpoort
Buitenhof
hear
Pieterskerk (Leiden)
Texel (= Tessel)
Friesland
Kasteel Loevestein
Ambon (Indonesia)
Batavia (Indonesia)
hear
[thumbnail of and link to a map of Holland in 1650]
Holland, ca. 1650 AD/CE
The Dutch East- and West-India Companies
De Verenigde Oostindische Compagnie
Heren XVII ("Seventeen Gentlemen," the VOC Board)
De West-Indische Compagnie
Heren XIX ("Nineteen Gentlemen," the WIC Board)
hear
New Netherland Geography: Towns, Plantations, Rivers etc.
Breuckelen
Fort Oranje
Noten Eiland
Otterspoor
Pavonia (Lat.)
hear
't Strand ('The Beach')
Deutel Baai
Rensselaerswyck
Achter Col
Herengracht
hear
Mey (-> Cape May)
Hindeloopen (-> Cape Henlopen)
Schuylkill
Colen Donck
Spuyten Duyvil
hear
Nooten Eylandt click to
  hear - (old spelling, nuts island, present-day Governors Island)
Peter Schaghen click to hear - reported sale of Manhattan Island to the Dutch (1626)
Konijneneiland click to hear - (rabbits' island) -> Coney Island
Zwanendaal click to hear - the Delaware colony
Lange Eylandt
Roode Eylandt
Haarlem
Nassau
Vlissingen
Heemstede
hear
Nieuw Amersfoort
Huis van De Goede Hoop
Huis De Hoop (Huyshope)
Middelburg
Midwout
Vlackebos (Flatbush)
hear
Beverwijck
Nieuw Amstel
Willemstad
Nieuw Oranje
Watervliet
Colonie
hear
Noortwijck
Greenwijck (-> Greenwich)
hear - 2
Dutch Words
vellen (skins)
pelterijen
marters
vossen
hear - 2
ships
De Halve Maen (Hudson)
De Zoutberg
Den Eyckenboom
hear
patroon
schout (chief law officer)
schepenen (lawmen)
geuzen (" beggars")
wilden
naturellen
hoek (corner)
hear
goddelijk (divine)
Heer
Jonkheer, Jonker ("squire")
landschap (landscape)
stilleven (still life)
bouwerij ("farm")
meester
hear
burg(h)er
baas
koe(c)kjes
koolsla
stadhouder
daelder (150¢)
rijksdaelder (250¢)
hear
Names
"Rembrandt van Rijn" - Rembrandt Page --- "Johannes Vermeer" - Vermeer Page

The names are roughly in the order that they appear in the book, which resulted in some interesting combinations.
When looking for a specific name, use your computer or browser's search-in-page function.
Fra. - French name; Ger. - German name; Lad. - Ladino (Sephardic) name; Lat. - Latinized name

Adriaen van der Donck
Gerhard Kremer
= Mercator (Lat.)
Gemma Frisius (Lat.)
Joost de Hondt
Peter Plancius (Lat.)
hear
Emanuel van Meeteren
Isaac le Maire (Fra.)
Arnout Vogels
Sijmen Lambertsz Mau
Catalina Trico (Fra.)
hear
Joris Rapalje (Fra.)
Willem Usselincx
Claes Peterszen
Cornelis Jacobsz Mey
Nicolaes van Wassenaer
hear - 2
Johan van Oldenbarnevelt
Frederik Hendrik
Daniel van Crieckenbeeck
Willem Verhulst
Tymen Bouwensz
hear
Peter Minuit
... Ridder van Rappard
Isaack de Rasière (Fra.)
Pieter Schagen (Schaghen)
Andries Hudde
hear
Gerrit Wolphertsen
Brant van Slichtenhorst
Kiliaen van Rensselaer
Jan Lampe
Claes Cornelissen Swits 'Rademaker'
hear - 2 - 3
Nanne
... Fongersz
Piet Heyn *
Jan Pieterszoon Coen
Johannes Michielse
= Jonas Michaelius (Lat.)
hear
Anthonie van Dyck
Albert Joachimi
Harmen Myndersz
... Van den Bogaert
Jeronimus de la Croix (Fra)
hear
Willem Thomassen
Wouter van Twiller
David Pietersz de Vries
Willem Blauvelt
Tymen Jansen
hear
Simon Root
Pierre Malenfant (Fra.)
Paulus Heyman
Andries Tummelyn
Griet Reyniers
hear
Pieter de Winter
Anthony "de Turk" van Salee
(Van Vees)
Samuel Blommaert
Johan van Beverwyck
Adriaen van Bergen
hear
Gomarus (Lat.)
Arminius (Lat.)
Simon Episcopius (Lat.)
Johannes de Wale
Reinier de Graaf
hear
Anthonie van Leeuwenhoek
Hugo de Groot = Grotius (Lat.)
Pieter van der Cun
= Cunaeus (Lat.)
Gillis Verbrugge
hear - 2
Seth Verbrugge
Dirck de Wolff
Govert Loockermans
Jacque de Vernuis (Fra.)
Hester Simons
hear
Cornelis Melijn
Tonis Jansen
Hendrick Jansen
Arent Corsen Stam
Ghelain Cornelissen
hear - 2
Willem Kieft
Arent van Curler
Jacob van Curler
Ulrich Lupoldt (Ger.)
Jan Evertsen Bout
hear - 2
Willem van Ruytenburch
Johannes la Montagne (Fra.)
Jacob Waltingen
Jacques Bentyn (Fra.)
Jan Schepmoes
hear
Willem Dircksen
Willem Holmers
Jeuriaen Hendricks
Jan Haes
Nicolaes Tenner
hear
from wikipedia - 2: Arent van Corlaer click to hear 2 - Teuntje Joriaans click to hear 2 - Antonia Slaaghboom click to hear
Harmen van den Bogaert
Jan Snediger
Sara Rapalje
Willem Adriaensen
Pierre Pia (Fra)
hear
Jean St. Germain (Fra.)
Cornelis Hooglandt
Willem Thomassen
Jeremias van Rensselaer
Jochem Kuyter (Ger.)
hear
Jonas Bronck
Cornelis van Tienhoven
Everardus Bogardus (Lat.)
Philip Gerritsen
Peter Stuyvesant
hear
Balthasar Stuyvesant
Carel van Brugge
Jan Claeszoon van Campen
Judith Bayard (Fra.)
Anita van Angola
hear
Cornelis Swits
Augustin Herman (Ger.)
Erasmus (Lat.)
Baruch de Spinoza (Lad.)
Hendrick van Dyck
hear
Jan Evertszoon
... Heindrich (Ger.)
David Pietersen
Jan Claesen Bol
Michael Janszen
hear
Nicolaes Coorn
Hans Vos
Jacob van Couwenhoven
Philip de Truy (Fra.)
Lubbert van Dinklagen
hear
Arnold van Hardenberg
Jacob Loper
Annetje van Beyeren
Adriaen Pauw
Franciscus van den Enden
hear
Pieter Plockhoy
Michiel Stael
Hendrik Hondius (Lat.)
Johannes Jansson
Claes Visscher
hear
Adriaen Block
Johannes Blaeu
Agatha, Johanna
Agatha van Bergen
Cornelis van der Donck
hear
Alexander van der Cappellen
Nicholas Stuyvesant
Gysbert op Dyck
Willem Frederik
Lysbeth Croon
hear
Johan de Witt
Hendrik Cornelisz Broeck
Jan Mewesz.
Evert Jansz
Helena Wand
hear
Hendrik Claasz.
Gommaart Paulusz.
Jan Luycken
Joost Goderis
Gulyan d'Wys
hear
Allard Anthony
Gysbert van der Donck
Frederik Flipsen (Philipse)
Isaac Bethloo
Lysbeth Potters
hear
Jannetje Wessels
Mathias Beck (Ger.)
Jacob Barsimon (Lad.)
Asser Levy (Lad.)
Abraham de Lucena (Lad.)
hear
Salvador Dandrada (Lad.)
Megapolensis (Graecified)
Manuel Gerrit
Jacob Leisler (Ger)
hear - 2
Cornelis Dusart (Fra.)
Francis Adriaan van der Kamp
A.J.F. van Laer
Johannes Dijckman
hear
Prominent Dutch-American Families
Van Buren
Roosevelt
Vanderbilt
hear

[the cover of the book]

Dutch Names from
Henri van der Zee:
Het Edelste Gewest

H.J.W. Becht, Amsterdam (1982)
out of print

New Netherlands Geography

New Netherlands Rivers Taverns and Inns
Nieuw Amsterdam
Nieuw Nederland
"Swannekens"
(What the native Americans called the Dutch)
hear
Zuid-Rivier (Delaware)
Versche Rivier (Connecticut)
Mauritius Rivier
hear
Drie Kleine Duyfjes (Three Small Pigeons)
Het Houten Paard (The Wooden Horse)
De Blauwe Druyf (The Blue Grape)
hear
Various Geographical
Fort Nassau
Swanenedael
Parelstraat
Marktveldt
hear
Brouwerstraat
Sint-Nicolaaskerk
Waterpoort
Landpoort
Herenweg
hear
's Gravesande (-> Gravesend)
Fort Casimir
Het Grote Huys
Nieuw Urecht
hear
Brede Straat
Walstraat
Boswijck
Wiltwijck
Bergen
hear - 2
Stuyvesant in Holland
Peperga
Berlikum
Franeker
Alphen aan de Rijn
(Amsterdam streets:)
Haarlemmerstraat
Rapenburg
hear
[a 17th-century painting]
Willem van de Velde, The Cannon Shot (ca.1670)
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

Dutch Ships That Visited New Amsterdam

Het Wapen van Amsterdam
Meeuwken
Fortuyn captain: Hendrik Christiaansz
Tijger captain: Adriaan Block
Eendracht
hear
Sint-Martijn
De Eeckhoorn
De Haring
Het Vliegende Hert
De Vrede
hear - 2
De Neptuun
Blauwe Haen
Grote Gerrit
De Liefde
Prinses
hear
Nieuw Nederlandse Fortuyn
Waterhont
Sint-Beninjo
Zwoll
Coninck Salomon
hear
Dolfijn
Abrahams Offerande
Pereboom
De Waegh
Hollandsche Tuyn
hear
De Hoop
Prins Maurits
Geldersche Bloem
Beer
Vergulde Bever
Haen
hear
Trouw
Arent
Gideon
Het Gekruyste Hart
Swaenenburgh
hear

Names

Again, as with the names from Mr Shorto's book, the names are roughly in the order I found them in the book.
When looking for a specific name, use your computer or browser's search-in-page function.
Fra. - French name; Ger. - German name; Lat. - Latinized name; Graec. - Graecified name

Robert Juet (Fra.)
Adriaan Joris Thienpont
Dominee (Reverend) Baudartius
Crijn Fredericks
François Molemaecker
hear
Boudewijn Henricks
Nicasius de Sille
Jacob Steendam
Johannes de Laet
Jan van Wieringen
hear - 2
Bastiaen Jansz Krol
Jacob Eelkens
Hans Jorissen van Houten
Coenraad van Notelman
Jan van Remunde
hear
Adam van Roelantsen
Cornelis van Vorst
Cornelis van der Huygens
Jan Jansen van Ilpendam
Anneke Jansz
hear
Hans Kiestede
Jan Damen
Philip Geraerdy (Fra.)
Cornelis Pietersz
Gerrit Jansz van Vorst
hear
Marijn Adriaensen
Jacob Stangh
Petronella
Jacob Roy (Fra.)
Jacob Tolck
hear - 2
Johannes Backerus (Lat.)
Paul Leendertsen van der Grift
Adriaen Keyser
Michiel Jansen
Jacob Wolfertsen van Couwenhoven
hear
Hendrick Hendricksz Kip
Bouwen Krijnsen
Isaac Abrahamsen (sic)
Elisabeth Jansen Croon
Margaret van Eeda
hear
Arent van Hattum
Martin Cregier (Fra.)
Jacob Kip
Nicolaes Boot
Hans Bontemantel
hear
Paulus van der Griffen
Laurens de Sille
Cornelis van Ruyven
Jan Huygens
Adrianus Smoutius (Lat.)
hear
Machteld Megapolensis (Graec.)
Samuel Drisius (Lat.)
Johannes Theodorus Polhelmius (Lat.)
Johannes Goetwater
Jacob Alrich (Ger.)
hear - 2
Evert Pietersen
Everardus Welius (Lat.)
Willem Beeckman
Alexander d'Hinoyosa
Andries Lourissen
hear - 2
Jacob Jansen Stoll
Dirck Smit
Evert Pels
Henricus Selijns
Gideon Schaets
hear
Margriet Stuyvesant
Nicolaes Varleth
Jan Pietersen
Hendrik Couturier de Jonge (Fra.)
Cornelis van Werckhoven
hear
Kapitein (Captain) Lodewijk Post
Hillegonde Joris
Jacobus Varevanger
Claes van Elslandt
Stoffel Michielsen
hear
Evert Duycking
Johannes Nevius (Lat.)
Matthieu de Vos
Pieter Tonneman
Geurt Coerten
hear - 2
Hilletje Jans
Christiaen Anthony
Hendrik Janzen Sluyter
Annetje Bogardus (Lat.)
Claes Jansen de Ruyter
hear
Michiel Taden
Solomon la Chair (Fra.)
Ytie Jansen
Geesje Jansen
Liesbeth Antonissen
hear
Manuel 'de Reus' Gerritsen ('the Giant')
Jan Quisthout van der Linden
Hendrick Harmsen
Anthony Baeck
Pieter Schaefbank
hear
Sarah de Rosschou (Fra.)
Aryan Wouterse
Catalijntje
Walburga de Sille
Machteld Specht
hear
Aegidius Luyck
Judith van Isendooren
Arent Roelantsen
Jan Stevense
Pieter van der Linde
hear
Harmen van Hoboken
David Provost
Alexander Carolus Curtius (Lat.)
Gerrit van Sweeringen
Hermanus Blom
hear - 2
Lichten Derricks
Matthijs Capito
Jan Albertsen
Willem Haps
Marten Harmensen
hear
Christiaen Niessen
Gijsbert van Imborgh
Jan Hendricksen
Johannes van Brugh
Oloff Stevensen van Cortlandt
hear
Johannes de Deckel
.. Cousseau
Michiel de Ruyter
.. Van Gogh
Cornelis Evertsen de Jonge
hear - 2
Jacob Binckes
Anthony Colve
Caspar Fagel
hear - 2

'... And as the moon rose higher the inessential houses began to melt away until gradually I became aware of the old island here that flowered once for Dutch sailors' eyes - a fresh, green breast of the new world. Its vanished trees, the trees that had made way for Gatsby's house, had once pandered in whispers to the last and greatest of all human dreams; for a transitory enchanted moment man must have held his breath in the presence of this continent, compelled into an aesthetic contemplation he neither understood nor desired, face to face for the last time in history with something commensurate to his capacity for wonder.'

F Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby (1926) Penguin Books


... and another chapter of the Dutch in American history:

[the cover of the book]

Dutch Names and Words from
Barbara Tuchman:
The First Salute

Ballantine Books, New York, 1988

November 16, 1776
When Governor de Graaff of the Dutch Carribean colony of St. Eustatius ordered his lieutenant Ravené to return the salute of the U.S. warship Andrew Dorea, it was the first foreign recognition of the new American Flag and Nation.

St. Eustatius Historical Figures Dutch Colonies in The New World
Johannes de Graaff
Abraham Ravené
Abraham Heyliger
Jan de Windt
Isaac van Dam
hear - 2
Sint Eustatius "Statia"
Sint Maarten
Curaçao
Suriname
hear
Historical Figures in Holland
at The Time of The American Revolution
Pieter van Bleiswijk (Head of Country Government)
Lodewijk van Brunswijk (Advisor to the Head of State)
Engelbert François van Berckel (Head of Amsterdam Government)
Herman Colenbrander (19th Century historian)
Johan Derck van der Capellen tot den Pol (reformer)
Lodewijk van Bylandt (admiral)
hear
Dutch words
Stadhouder (head of state)
Staten-Generaal
(the Dutch government)
Raadspensionaris
(the head of the government)
Regenten (the ruling class)
hear
burgemeester (mayor)
schepenen (lawmen)
schout (chief law officer)
griffier (secretary)
hear
Batavi (Lat.) - Batavieren (Germanic tribe)
Geuzen (the Dutch revolutionaries)
Patriotten (a Dutch party)
hear
The Stadhouder was the Head of State, 'instead of the king;' the post was first held by William of Orange, leader of The Dutch Revolt, later by his sons and descendants, and by more distant relatives when his line died out; the family was elevated to royalty only in 1815.
The Raadspensionaris was the head of government. Some (Oldenbarnevelt, De Witt) lost their lives in power struggles with the Stadhouder.
The Batavians were a Germanic tribe that settled in Holland some 2300 years ago; The Dutch Revolt against Spain was sometimes compared with the Batavian Revolt against Roman rule (69 AD/CE).
In 1566, two years before the Dutch Revolt broke out, a group of nobles went to see Spanish governor Margaretha of Parma, asking for tolerance of Protestantism; the Governor was a little afraid of them, but one of her advisors said (in French): "Ils ne sont que des gueux," They're just a bunch of beggars. When the story became known, the revolutionaries proudly took a Dutchified version, "Geuzen" as their name.
The Seven Provinces of The Dutch Republic
Groningen
Friesland
Overijssel
Gelderland
hear
Utrecht
Holland
Zeeland
hear
At present, Holland has 12 provinces. In the 17th Century, poor and sparsely populated Drenthe was a kind of territory, and the Catholic southern provinces of Noord-Brabant and Limburg were also like territories (some say 'internal colonies') governed from Holland. The twelfth province Flevoland, on the newly reclaimed land in the old Zuyder Zee, was added in the 1970s.
See and hear also: Dutch Place Names
Miscellaneous Dutch Towns
Zuyderzee
Maas (Meuse, river)
Schelde (river)
Texel (island)
hear
Zaandam
Groningen
Den Briel
Leiden
Antwerpen (now in Belgium)
hear
Utrecht
Rotterdam
Brussel (now in Belgium)
Den Haag
Zutphen
hear
Amsterdam
Münster (Germany)
Haarlem
Dordrecht
hear
Historical Figures of The Dutch Revolt (1568-1648) and Golden Age (1600-1700)
Lodewijk van Nassau
Willem van Oranje (The Dutch George Washington)
= Willem de Zwijger
Balthasar Gerards (his assassin)
hear
Maarten Harpertszoon Tromp (admiral)
Michiel Adriaenszoon de Ruyter (admiral)
Johan de Witt (government leader)
Cornelis de Witt (government leader)
Anthonie van Leeuwenhoek (invented the microscope)
hear
Painters of the Dutch Golden Age
Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn
Johannes Vermeer
Frans Hals
Anthonie van Dyck
Jan Steen
hear
Gerrit Ter Borch
Pieter de Hoogh
Salomon van Ruysdael
Meindert Hobbema
hear

Sailors and Ships of the 17th Century --- Maps of The Netherlands

More Dutch Names --- Vermeer's World --- Rembrandt
The Diary of Anne Frank
NEW: Dutch Names from Books
NEW: Maps and Names from Operation Market Garden ('The Bridge too Far')
The Dutch Family The Dutch Family Tree
Dutch family names database: Meertens Institute

Everyday Dutch Words Basic vocabulary for conversation and reading
Useful Words and Phrases for Travelers
NEW Learning Dutch? (Lessons - Suggested Method)
Hear Longer Dutch Texts: Poems and a Song - Short Stories

On Pronouncing Dutch --- Exercise
English, Dutch and German Words from A Common Root --- Hebrew Words in Dutch
More Dutch

[grapes]
food
[rose]
flowers
[cows]
animals
[a building]
buildings
[bus]
traffic
[flame]
fire
[lightswitch]
electricity
[a 50s radio]
days of old

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