For Teachers

Tools for the classroom and professional development for teachers

Teacher Workshops

Professional development initiatives for teachers exploring the Dutch colonization of North America

What Was New Netherland?

“What Was New Netherland?” introduces students and their teachers to the history of the Dutch colony

For Students

Want to explore New Netherland on your own? Here’s how

Fun Reads for Children

Short fiction and non-fiction reads that teach students about the people and places of Dutch North America

Books for Young Adults

Several books that paint a portrait of New Netherland for young adults

Around the Web

More tools for teachers & more fun for students

Classroom Materials Online

Lessons & more from the New Amsterdam History Center, the NYS Archives, the New Netherland Museum, and NYS Department of Education

Touring & Gaming New Amsterdam

Two tours of the 17th century village in lower Manhattan - one a virtual re-creation, one a walk through the streets - & a game to play

About the New Netherland Institute

For over three decades, 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. More


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Subscribe to NNI's  e-Marcurius and DAG to receive information about New Netherland-related events, activities, conferences, and research. 


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By supporting NNI you help increase awareness of the 17th century Dutch colony of New Netherland and its legacy in America.