Yes english is very much an analytic language, it uses a lot of words to describe things. Both old English and Old dutch used to be a synthetic language. That term might give the wrong impression it does not mean artificial, it means the functions are embedded in the words through inflections. You dont need to construct big sentences around them.
Like ballcatcher vs the person that catches a ball.
Both languages used to have cases so one noun could hold a lot of information.
Both lost this system. But English is more analytic than Dutch, dutch compounds is part of the reason.
Een glas is gemaakt van glas = A glass is made out of glass.
The funny thing is that a glass can be made out of plastic. At least in Dutch we still call such a thing een glas if it is similar to a proper glass, e.g. Een plastic bierglas is irritant. = A plastic beer glass is annoying.