New Amsterdam Kitchen

The 'onion bottle' (its name denotes its shape) originated in England. The contents of an onion bottle might have been served in a wineglass. They also could have filled a passglas with lines to mark the amount each person could gulp in a drinking game. Or, they might have been poured into a Roemer goblet whose raspberry prunts provided a better grip for greasy fingers. Both of the latter vessels originated in Germany.

About the New Netherland Institute

For over three decades, NNI has helped cast light on America's Dutch roots. In 2010, it partnered with the New York State Office of Cultural Education to establish the New Netherland Research Center, with matching funds from the State of the Netherlands. NNI is registered as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. More

The New Netherland Research Center

Housed in the New York State Library, the NNRC offers students, educators, scholars and researchers a vast collection of early documents and reference works on America's Dutch era. More


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