New Amsterdam. Old Amsterdam

Radio Netherlands and WNYC are collaborating on the website ‘New Amsterdam. Old Amsterdam’ (RNW goes here) to showcase the historical ties between the Netherlands and New York. Starting from November 17th both radio stations will highlight traditions and comparisons between Amsterdam and New York.

I see that the WNYC actually did broadcast performances from the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. Leonard Lopate analyzed Dutch language and correctly traces some of the typical English ‘Dutch phrases’:

   some of them can be traced back to the 17th century when the Dutch and British were military and commercial rivals, and the British stereotype of someone from the Netherlands was stolid, miserly, and bad-tempered. ”