Manhattan that they bought from the Native Americans.
When originally settled by the Dutch, New York City was called New Amsterdam.At that time, New Netherland referred to the settlement of the east coast by the Dutch which includes what today is now New York State, New Jersey, Delaware, and Connecticut. It also included some settlements in Pennsylvania and Rhode Island.
In the early days of the European settlers, the Southern areas of Manhattan Island was named New Amsterdam by Dutch settlers. It was when the British took control of the city and the Dutch settlements around it that it was given the name New York - in recognition of the Duke of York and following the name of the British city of York.
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.
The Dutch explorers that came to the New World settled and founded several areas in North America. One important settlement was in the area now known as New York, a state in the USA. They created a New Amsterdam and saw opportunity in the fur trade. They also settled in what is now Maryland and Delaware. Eventually, the British took over their North American settlements. The Dutch also settled in the West Indies and in East Asia.The Dutch also made settlements in South Africa.
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