Touring & Gaming New Amsterdam

In these two tours, walk down Manhattan's Stone Street, originally named Brouwer Street for all the New Amsterdam brewers who lined it. It was renamed Stone when it became the village's first paved street. The first tour is a virtual recreation of the street ca. 1660. The second tour explores markers of the Dutch presence on the street of today. Then in a game from the New-York Historical Society, meet five people who lived in the historic village.


Virtual New Amsterdam Project from the New Amsterdam History Center

Walk down Manhattan's Stone Street in 1660 with this 3D re-creation of New Amsterdam in Google Earth. The online view now available is a video which takes you into homes, gardens and taverns and introduces you to people on the street.


Mevrouw's Manhattan: A Walking Tour

The remnants of New Amsterdam are written in the streetscape of lower Manhattan. Follow this tour from Bill Greer, author of the novel The Mevrouw Who Saved Manhattan, either online or on foot, with block by block stories of places and people from the Dutch era.


Dutch New-York, A Game from the Dimenna Children's Museum of the New York Historical Society

Hear stories of life in New Amsterdam and win points as a History Detective.

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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