Trace the march of time through New Netherland.


The Netherlands and Scandinavia in North America

A timeline exploring key events from the arrival of the Norsemen to the departure of the Dutch.




Historical Calendar

Events in the Dutch world to commemorate on days throughout the year. From January's signing of the Union of Utrecht to December's Sinterklaas.




Timeline, West India Company's First Decade, 1620-1630

The decade from 1620 to 1630 was one of extraordinary experimentation and activity for the Dutch abroad. The Dutch would outfit numerous fleets to the Americas and Asia, and the West India Company began to test what its carefully collected capital might accomplish. 


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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