Education and the NAHC

A Commitment to Innovative Learning

The NAHC is committed to providing excellent resource tools for learning about New Amsterdam. One of the areas NAHC has undertaken extensive work in is the development of lesson plans which draw on the digital content NAHC is gathering in Virtual New Amsterdam Project.

Please feel free to download these sample lesson plans:



Detail from Peasants before an Inn by Jan Steen, 1635



The First Slave Auction at New Amsterdam 1655 by Howard Pyle



A beaver pelt, one of the items traded in New Amsterdam.

Access our database of Dutch History here.


Access the New Netherland Institute’s Dutch Manuscripts here.



Romney Review.

If you would like to learn more about our educational initiatives please contact us