Place:New Amsterdam, New York, New York, United States

NameNew Amsterdam
Alt namesNieuw Amsterdamsource: Dutch spelling
TypeHistorical city
Coordinates40.704966°N 74.011502°W
Located inNew York, New York, United States     (1625 - 1664)
See alsoNieuw Amsterdam, Commewijne, SurinamePlace with the same Dutch name
Nieuw Amsterdam, Emmen, Drenthe, NetherlandsPlace with the same Dutch name

New Amsterdam was the name of the settlement founded in 1625 by the Dutch at the foot of Manhattan Island as the capital of their New Netherland Colony. The colony was turned over to the English in 1664, and the settlement was renamed New York. New York would expand to fill Manhattan Island and ultimately four other boroughs as well. But the name New Amsterdam is permanently associated with the spatial extent of the settlement from 1625 to 1664, that is, below the then city wall at what is now Wall Street.

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[1] Nieuw-Amsterdam (Nieuw-Nederland)

[2]New Amsterdam

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