The Dutch Colony of New Amsterdam was surrendered to the British, who, on this day 8th September, 1664, renamed it New York after the Duke of York

The Dutch Colony of New Amsterdam was surrendered to the British, who, on this day 8th September, 1664, renamed it New York after the Duke of York

Map of New Amsterdam, 1660. Magdalena Dircks-Rosencrantz is my 10th great-grandmother, Christine Vigne-Volckertszens  (11th) was her mother. Christine's mother (12th) was married to Jan Jansen Damen, Christine's step-father.

Map of New Amsterdam, 1660. Magdalena Dircks-Rosencrantz is my 10th great-grandmother, Christine Vigne-Volckertszens (11th) was her mother. Christine's mother (12th) was married to Jan Jansen Damen, Christine's step-father.

The masters of quirky office space are at it again... this time it's their new Amsterdam offices... (from FastCompany: "Google's New Amsterdam Offices Are Extremely Dutch") #Google #Amsterdam #officedesign

The masters of quirky office space are at it again... this time it's their new Amsterdam offices... (from FastCompany: "Google's New Amsterdam Offices Are Extremely Dutch") #Google #Amsterdam #officedesign

RootsWeb's WorldConnect Project: Ancestors of the HUDSON VALLEY: Links to the Past

RootsWeb's WorldConnect Project: Ancestors of the HUDSON VALLEY: Links to the Past

New Amsterdam’s first paved street.

New Amsterdam’s first paved street

The wonderful New Amsterdam market is back!  New Yorkers have missed you.

New Amsterdam Market Starts the New Season with a Bread Pavilion

The wonderful New Amsterdam market is back! New Yorkers have missed you.

See 11 Centuries-Old Remnants of New Amsterdam in NYC

See 11 Centuries-Old Remnants of New Amsterdam in NYC

See 11 Centuries-Old Remnants of New Amsterdam in NYC - History Lessons - Curbed NY

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