The NAHC Logo shows three key aspect of New Amsterdam:

  • Our ship, a Dutch Fluyt, was the essential vehicle for Dutch global trade and commerce in the Seventeenth Century
  • A windmill is the symbol of Dutch culture and technology
  • The silhouette reminds us of the rich human stories of the first people of New Amsterdam

Welcome to the New Amsterdam History Center, home of the Virtual New Amsterdam Project, where we explore the early history of New Amsterdam and New York City, its diverse people, landscapes, institutions and global legacy today.