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When did New Amsterdam become New York?


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November 18, 2013 5:32PM

New Amsterdam was the largest Dutch colonial settlement in North America. During the second Anglo-Dutch War between England and the United Netherlands, the colony was surrendered to the English on 24 September 1664, and renamed New York. When the Dutch retook control briefly in 1673, they renamed it "New Orange", but ceded it permanently to England after the signing of the Treaty of Westminster in 1674.
New Amsterdam was renamed New York in 1674 with the British seizing control of the city.