A Tour of New Netherland by Russell Shorto

Welcoming first-time visitors to a lost world



Online Publications

All NNP/NNRC translated volumes are now available on the Online Publications page


What Was New Netherland?

Travel back in time to the early 1600s and see what life in New Netherland was like.


We have launched a new podcast. "New Netherland Praatjes" is a series of chats with historians, archaeologists, and other experts on New Netherland and the world of the 17th-century Dutch.

On September 17th and 18th in Albany, NNI will hold its annual conference in conjunction with the AADAS. The conference is entitled "The Dutch in America Across the Centuries: Connections and Comparisons" and will bring together two scholarly traditions and communities.

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About the New Netherland Institute

For a quarter century NNI has helped cast light on America's Dutch roots. In 2010, it partnered with the New York State Office of Cultural Education to establish the New Netherland Research Center, with matching funds from the State of the Netherlands. NNI is registered as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. More

The New Netherland Research Center

Housed in the New York State Library, the NNRC offers students, educators, scholars and researchers a vast collection of early documents and reference works on America's Dutch era. Directed by Dr. Charles Gehring. More


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