August 21st, 2009
Video: The Decision to Colonize

Janny Venema of the New Netherland Project discusses how the Dutch West India Company decided to colonize the area of New Amsterdam and encourage non-company patroon ships to realize Dutch presence in the region.

  • bonnie

    i can’t hear her cleary(:

  • Jan


  • Bobd

    because of her slight ‘dutch’ accent, maybe not to easily understood.. . i just love it.

  • Patrick

    Oh Come on! It’s easy to understand her. Get more familiar with other languages and a foreigner’s accent in English for God’s sake!

  • Nathaniel

    This doesn’t even begin to describe the hardships Andrien Van der Donck went through to convince the people in the Netherlands to actually come to the New World. Van der Donck was the loudest voice for the cause of colonization and it is an outrage that he is lost to most New York history. Its a shame he isn’t even mentioned here.

  • abrham lincin

    your neck is very ugly miss p.s your old.

  • ibrahim

    i agree with you!!!@

  • abrham lincin

    i agree with yall

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  • Nariaki

    Great composition of the besesld bede, there’s not much talk of this saint but he indeed is worthy of much speech his writings and understanding of the works and revelations of God.

  • Zeegee

    LOL I live in The NEtherlands (althought Im not dutch). Cool card.The orange comes bseuace the royal family is the “Oranje Nassau” family… Oranje meaning Orange in dutch… ;)

The year 2009 marks the 400th anniversary of explorer Henry Hudson's voyage to New York State and the river that bears his name. Check out the links below for more information about Dutch New York and happenings in and around the state during New York's quadricentennial.