This week American tourists are visiting The Netherlands celebrating that 400 years ago an English marine captain Henry Hudson in service of the Dutch discovered the Isle of Manhattan and bought the land from the natives for the small amount of 24 dollars. Hence the Hudson river, hence the name New Amsterdam which is now New York.
Those Americans are visiting the old sites, buildings and other interesting stuff to find the roots of Henry Hudson, where he lived, sailed off to America, etc. I didnt know about Henry Hudson before, so I too find this interesting.
May be in the future we dutch want Manhattan back to reorganize the finances overthere....... LOL