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Discover the unique interactive learning tools that will help you explore New Amsterdam then and New York now.
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From Scholars & Historians
Read biographies, Dutch-American stories from the Hague, recaps of lectures, and articles from historians and scholars.
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Watch videos about the history of New Amsterdam and step back into the past. If you’ve missed lectures, you’ll find recordings of them here.
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About NAHC
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New Amsterdam History Center

Our Proprietary Tools Take You Back to Early New Amsterdam

We invite you to explore our tools and learn what New Amsterdam looked like and how people lived there

Learning from Experts

Our educational events and original stories will take you back to seventeenth-century New York

Our history partners share lectures, walking tours, and stories.  Join our mailing list to get invited to these exclusive events.


Watch videos of past lectures and documentaries about early New Amsterdam

Bay of Manhattan
The merchant ship “Trouw” approaches Manhattan in the spring of 1661 by Len Tantillo (above)

Watch the videos from past lectures and documentaries from our partners on life in early New Amsterdam. Learn about cartography, how enslaved people’s lives differed from those in the Southern states, the “Little Ice Age” and New Netherland through art and history.

Stories from the Hague

The New Amsterdam History Center's resources have no borders

We have developed relationships with a variety of historical organizations, including house museums, a historical environmental study group, and archival depositories. They’ve shared their rich articles and information with us here.
The New Amsterdam History Center has entered into a partnership with the National Archives in The Hague, NL, to publish a blog called Dutch-American Stories, twelve stories written by historian Jaap Jacobs,  and twelve by other experts in the field of Dutch-American Studies.

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