Heleen Westerhuijs, historian of architecture and board member of the D.U.T.C.H. Foundation, moved from Amsterdam to New York City in 2009. Together with Gaius Scheltema, she is currently writing Exploring Historic Dutch New York. This tour guide will help readers discover Dutch heritage in New York State, from the Herengracht canal and Wall Street in ‘Amsterdam in New Netherland’ – as downtown Manhattan was once known – to Breukelen (Brooklyn) and Beverwijck (Albany) in the Hudson Valley. From the heart of today’s hectic metropolis, Heleen writes about the magic of a lost Dutch past.