What was the colony taken by the Dutch?
New York was founded by the Dutch. New York was founded by the Dutch. ___________________________________________________________________________________ New York was controlled by the dutch from 1609 to 1664. It was called New Amsterdam. New York still has many dutch street and place names. The Netherlands also had control of Indonesia for a while. ...
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What type of colony was New York when it was founded?
New York was originally a Dutch colony, New Netherlands. The British seized it (and its capital New Amsterdam) from the Dutch in 1664, and kept it despite the loss by Britain of the Second Anglo-Dutch War (1665-1667). The city and colony were renamed New York after James, Duke of York and Duke of Albany, who became king as James II in 1685. ...
What colony used to be New Amsterdam?
What became the British colony of New York had previously been a Dutch colony called New Amsterdam. Around 1640, the powerful British saw the value of the Dutch founded colony and negotiated them out of their territory, which was originally purchased from Native Tribes. ...