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Join us as we explore the early history of New Amsterdam and celebrate the many diverse cultures that created the most international city on earth

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Early New Amsterdam Resource Center
We provide excellent resource tool . Explore our unique interactive learning tools that will help you explore New Amsterdam then and New York now
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Original Content from top Scholars & Historians
Read biographies, Dutch-American Stories from the Hague and recaps from our lectures. historians and scholars
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Watch videos
View rich content and discover 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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Sign up for our events from 17th c music to talks on what it was like to live in New York in the 1600’s
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Catch up with our news and see what new is happening in Old New Amsterdam
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Meet our Scholars & Board of Trustees
We have a mission and we hope you’ll join us with our lectures, discussions, tours and original content.
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New Amsterdam History Center

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

Our Proprietary Tools Take You Back to Early New Amsterdam

New Amsterdam History Center is committed to providing excellent resource tools for learning about New Amsterdam

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Historic Stories

Keeping the stories of the past alive for today

Dutch historians and scholars have written content just for New Amsterdam History Center.  They will help you best understand and experience how the early inhabitants of New Amsterdam built the city of New York. You’ll read about everything from the first inhabitants of ‘Mannahatta’, the Lenape Indians to seamless transition of when New Amsterdam became New York.

Learning from Experts

Let our educational events take you back to a different time in New York

Lectures, field trips and discussions.  Our history partners have taken us for tour of where a farm was in Haarlam to hearing an Art Historian share his discovery of 17th century Master’s drawing that was found hanging over a mantel in Cape Cod.  Join our mailing list to be the first to get invited to these exclusive events.


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Stories from the Hague

The New Amsterdam History Center's resources have no borders


We have developed relationships with a variety of historical organizations such as museums, old Dutch house museums, a historical environmental study group and archive depositories.