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New Amsterdam Village

For ten days in early September 2009, twelve traditional Dutch canal houses, a windmill, and a stage transformed Bowling Green Plaza in Downtown Manhattan into a New Amsterdam Village featuring well-known Dutch crafts such as wooden shoe-making,… more.

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For ten days in early September 2009, twelve traditional Dutch canal houses, a windmill, and a stage transformed Bowling Green Plaza in Downtown Manhattan into a New Amsterdam Village featuring well-known Dutch crafts such as wooden shoe-making, Delft blue painting, and glass blowing. Produced by the Netherlands Ministry of Agriculture, Nature, and Food Quality in cooperation with the Netherlands Embassy in Washington and the Netherlands Consulate General in New York, the New Amsterdam Village displayed the roles the Netherlands plays in the agri-food business industry and presented a model of a Dutch greenhouse. Customary Dutch foods such as cheese, beer, herring, and "dollar" pancakes were available to sample while Dutch flower bulbs and cut flowers were available to purchase.

Daniel Avila's colorful photographs capture the merriment within the village.

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