5 December 2018

United States: Dutch Heritage World Tours launch final New York tours

Statue of "Lawrence the Indian" in the Stockade Historic District, Schenectady, New York.

A total of nine audio tours in New York State have now been launched and are available for free on the IzI Travel App.

Dutch Heritage World Tours and the New Amsterdam History Center have launched their final audio tours of New York State in the series, ‘How Dutch is New York?’ Dutch Heritage World Tours just released ‘The Albany Tour’, in cooperation with the Albany Heritage Area Visitors Center Association. This tour explores the historic part of downtown Albany (called ‘Beverwijck’ in the 17th-century Dutch colony of New Netherland) and makes it possible to discover the history and heritage that Albany shares with the Netherlands in a new way. Also just released are ‘The Schenectady Stockade Tour’, in cooperation with the Stockade Association of Schenectady Dutch Heritage; ‘The Hudson Valley Tour’; and ‘The Mohawk Valley Tour’.

How Dutch is New York?
The recently launched tours are part of a larger project that promotes many Dutch-American heritage sites in the City and State of New York. A total of nine walking and driving tours, all in English and Dutch, and all starting with ‘How Dutch is New York?’ are freely accessible. The tours guide you through all the remains of the Dutch presence in the State of New York, from New York City to the Hudson and the Mohawk Valleys. All tours are available on the izi.TRAVEL app for smartphones and tablets.

The other tours include:
• The New Amsterdam Tour
• The Stuyvesant Tour
• The Historic Richmond Town Tour
• The New Paltz Huguenot Street Tour
• The Kingston Stockade Tour
• The Schenectady Stockade Tour
• The Albany Tour
• The Hudson Valley Tour
• The Mohawk Valley Tour

The creation of the audio tours was supported by the Consulate General of the Netherlands in New York and DutchCulture’s Shared Cultural Heritage Matching Fund.