Voyages of New Netherland


The map represents the various routes ships took to get to New Netherland. Thicker lines indicate a higher number of voyages using that route. By far, the greatest number of voyages sailed directly from the Dutch Republic to New Netherland, though it is likely that more voyages stopped in Curaçao than is reflected in the records. This map places New Netherland firmly in the seventeenth-century Atlantic arena.

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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