Henry Hudson Sets Sail

Town Hall Meeting featuring: Geert Mak and Russell Shorto
Apr 04, 2009  -  Westerkerk, Prinsengracht 281, Amsterdam

Geert Mak04 April 2009

This special event celebrates the 400-year relationship between the Netherlands and the U.S., and especially between Amsterdam and New Amsterdam – that is, New York. It features talks by Geert Mak and Russell Shorto, the presentation of the book they co wrote for the event (1609: The Forgotten History of Hudson, Amsterdam and New York), as well as a discussion including:



  • Frans Timmermans (Minister for European Affairs),
  • Marjorie Ames (US Consul General in Amsterdam),
  • Sam Roberts (New York Times¬†reporter),
  • Ruth Oldenziel (American specialist at Eindhoven University),
  • Beth Fertig (New York Broadcaster



VPRO video of the event:

Moderator: Twan Huys

In collaboration with: Gemeente Amsterdam, Henry Hudson 400 Foundation, Ministerie van Buitenlandse Zaken, NY400.