Dutch Invade New York With Tulips, Windmills The Dutch arrived in New York harbor 400 years ago, and eventually established New Amsterdam. To celebrate the anniversary, the Dutch government has snuck back in and planted a windmill and village on the site of their former colony.
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Dutch Invade New York With Tulips, Windmills

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Dutch Invade New York With Tulips, Windmills

Dutch Invade New York With Tulips, Windmills

Dutch Invade New York With Tulips, Windmills

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The Dutch have landed in Manhattan — Again.

It was 400 years ago when they first arrived in New York harbor, and eventually established New Amsterdam. To celebrate the anniversary, the Dutch government has snuck back in and planted a windmill and village on the site of their former colony; add tiny canal houses and hundreds of wooden shoes.

They have come armed to the teeth: 2,000 pounds of gouda cheese, tulips and narcissi.